Tag Archives: Manhattan

A Republican in Manhattan

Sometimes you spend a buck to daydream. You buy a lottery ticket and imagine what you’d do if you were the one who hit all five numbers, and the bonus number. Sure, that’s beyond unlikely, but it’s far cheaper than … Continue reading

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Life in the Big City

When a man is tired of London he is tired of life. Samuel Johnson said that in the late eighteenth century, coinciding with the somewhat new idea of the great city, as the industrial revolution was just beginning. The one … Continue reading

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Those City Lights

Maybe you had to be there, but we all knew something was terribly wrong with the mid to late seventies. It wasn’t just that Disco stuff – Donna Summer and the Bee-Gees were fine, or they were at least tolerable … Continue reading

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