Tag Archives: brooklyn

Step # 1 Normalization From Covid 19

This early evening a soaking rain has cleared the streets of Brooklyn. Bad weather keeps people in their houses and apartments. New York has been locked down since 8pm March 16 per order of the governor and mayor. That evening I closed the 169 Bar with my comrades and since then I have been isolation. […]

Maundy Thursday

In 1977 I was living in Park Slope with James Spicer. The silver-haired jazz impressario represented several stars and monthly charged me $120 for a room in the spacious townhouse. We drank up the street at the Gaslight Pub. James thrived on the streetwise clientele and I sparred with a Frenchman for pinball supremacy. Michel […]

Exhaustion

From 2010 to 2011 I worked at a metal shop. We constructed objects from steel, zinc, tin, and bronze. Everything was heavy and the work was hard, but better than being broke, since my old spot on 47th Street was gone. No one was buying diamonds these days and even my old friend and boss […]

Personal Ban On New Year’s Eve

Rain pounded in sheets on the last night of 2018. Shannon and Charlotta traveled to a Fellini soiree on Park Slope. I had planned to spend the evening with Doctor Nepola, except on Sunday I discovered my old college friend invitation was for Christmas Eve. “Opps.” Geoffery invited me to a Lesbian party in Bushwick. […]

Doctor Me

Hypochondria struck me at an early age after reading a Maryknoll missionary magazine showing a photo of a young boy wearing a metal contraption to walk. I feared that an unnamed ailment would take away by legs and I’d be a tin boy. Every small cut was examined for gangrene and each fever was a […]