Tag Archives: Living in the Past

Something in the Air

Manhattan realtors call the area Clinton but it used to be called Hell’s Kitchen – from the late nineteenth century until a decade or so ago a rather rough place, west of Sixth from Thirty-Fourth up to Fifty-Ninth, not that … Continue reading

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The Audacity of Despair

We were warned by the Rolling Stones back in the summer of 1966, in that sunny summer after freshman year at whatever college. On the radio that song did open with the classic line – “What a drag it is … Continue reading

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Everything in Kansas City

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” That’s the last line of F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925 novel about that Gatsby fellow – and of course it is full of deep meaning. Or maybe … Continue reading

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