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The Last Christmas Tree

After Thanksgiving Christmas trees crowded the sidewalks of New York. On the corner of Fulton and St. Felix Streets the holiday franchise was run by Laurent and Amy, who have transported evergreens from the northern forest of Quebec. We spoke in French with their accent a provincial Quebecois and my r-less speech betraying my Boston […]

Opps. Ouch.

Last week a woman photographer shooting a furniture catalogue at the brownstone stepped off the steps and rolled her ankle. Two snaps. I comforted her while we waited for the ambulance and lied to her, saying, “It’s probably ligaments.” “How do you know?” “Because I played basketball for years and we were always getting injured.” […]

Redcoat Boston Suspect

AP and I were sitting in the garden of the Fort Greene Observatory, discussing the lack of a video declaration from the Boston Marathon bomber(s). I had bought us big cans of ‘Gansett beer. It came from New England. “It was only one person,” I voiced my hunch. “He carried the two bombs in bags […]

Weather in Wyoming

Today’s weather in Yellowstone Park remains faithful to winter. 30F and snow covering most of the volcanic plateau in the northeast corner of Wyoming. I have driven through that region in the late-April. The seasons change slow at that altitude and New York City is following the western state’s slow lead into Spring. Flowers are […]

No Rain In Sight

As far as I can ascertain from my research there has been no rain on the planet Mars for over billions of years, although the Xanthe Terra highlands on the equator shows signs of water flow. The heaviest rainfall on Earth has been recorded in the following locations according to Answers.com; LLoro, Colombia, averages 13,300mm […]