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50th Anniversary of the 1964 NYC World’s Fair

As someone who grew up in Flushing, it was very exciting to go yesterday to the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the 1964 NYC World’s Fair. I went with my friend Barry, who I know since grade school. The … Continue reading

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A Story Worthy of King Solomon

It’s a story worthy of King Solomon. My apartment complex consists of two buildings, the “A” building and the “B” building. Each one has eight floors, twenty apartments on each floor.   Each building is identical. A few months ago, … Continue reading

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Please Come to Walgreen’s

“Please come to Walgreen’s with me and help me carry up a 24 pack of water on sale,” said my mother. “I’m busy,” I replied. For the first time in a long time, I wasn’t lying. I was finally out … Continue reading

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Change

There has been a lot of talk lately about CHANGE.  Voting for Obama is for Change.   Yom Kippur is this week — a time for change.   Fall is about change.   The leaves have already started to change colors in New … Continue reading

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God Loves this Blog

I don’t consider myself an atheist, but politicians talk too much about God.  My main reason for voting Democratic is that there is so much religiosity to the Republicans.  At least the Democrats like sex, even if it is with women … Continue reading

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Car in Supermarket Window

I know I promised that I wouldn’t blog this week. Please accept my apologies. There was just some excitement downstairs at the local supermarket, and I wanted to show my mother at work my “eyewitness account” — so I figured … Continue reading

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Flushing Poem

Flushing Poem for Dana Guthrie Martin “Last stop!  Last stop!” Flushing, what a name! Tiny women talking Mandarin in the rain Alone, I walk by A mural, Chinese art A cafe, a hooker A rusty shopping cart The downpour, the … Continue reading

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Bagels Unite Us!

Time travel is becoming a theme on this blog.  Last week, I wrote about how Dockers was going to call me on July 22 to discuss my “free” flight on July 16.  Today, I’m going to talk about my Queens … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

I wasn’t lying when I said I bought a web-cam.  But maybe I shouldn’t tell you that I got it for 75% off at Radio Shack.   Hey, that’s a great bargain!  Even my mother said so. OK, so now what … Continue reading

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The Slummification of Kissena Boulevard

This is where I grew up and where my mother still lives. It may not look like much, but it is one of the nicer apartment buildings in my Queens neighborhood. My grandmother lived a few blocks away, in a … Continue reading

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