I Am Worried About And Scared For Los Angeles

The COVID Disaster Out West Triggered My Pandemic PTSD, And I’ve Lost Trust In The Experts I haven’t slept right since Christmas. I’ve been waking up at odd hours of the night, having nightmares and feeling scared and vulnerable. It feels like March and April again, even though the situation in New York City isContinue reading “I Am Worried About And Scared For Los Angeles”

The Top 10 Songs That Bring Me Happy Winter Memories

We Have Plenty Of Summer Song Hit Lists, Why Not One For Winter As Well? 10.) Cherish The Day – Sade My mother had a Sade phase. She loved the sultry British crooner’s soft love ballads and I must admit, Sade still gives me the Sweetest Taboo. In the mid 1990s, she would play Sade’sContinue reading “The Top 10 Songs That Bring Me Happy Winter Memories”

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things About Christmas

Take A Trip With Me Through My 12 Faves Of Christmas 1.) Holiday Decorations Alright, we’ve been here before. You know I’m a decorating fiend. Every inch of my house is decorated, even my office. I got bows hanging where bows should never be hanging. It’s a long story about how it got like this,Continue reading “These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things About Christmas”

Stop What You’re Doing And Respond To The Census. Do It Now!

Have you filled out the 2020 Census yet? Why not? That’s no excuse, fill it out. As of July 27, only 54 percent of New Yorkers have filled out the Census form. Staten Island has the highest response rate so far at 58.9 percent, Brooklyn has the lowest at 51.2 percent. Queens so far hasContinue reading “Stop What You’re Doing And Respond To The Census. Do It Now!”

How New York City’s Left Found Their Footing And Started Winning

What Started As Disorganized Movement Of White Transplants Is Now A Growing Socialist Machine Few people have been a bigger critic of the “left” than me. For over a decade, I dismissed the leftist movement, specifically in New York City, as a ragtag band of unfocused dreamers who throw around words like “socialism” and “revolution,”Continue reading “How New York City’s Left Found Their Footing And Started Winning”

Yoho’s Apology Is The Right Wing Version Of ‘Sorry, Not Sorry’

Florida Man Is Only Really Sorry We Heard Him. I watched Rep. Ted Yoho’s (R-Fla.) so-called “apology” for calling Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez…eh…I won’t repeat it here, but it rhymes with “ducking mitch.” It wasn’t much of an apology, but a justification for doing what he did. He appeared contrived and not at all magnanimous. ItContinue reading “Yoho’s Apology Is The Right Wing Version Of ‘Sorry, Not Sorry’”

Isolation: One Big Thing We CAN Do To Stop COVID19, But Aren’t

New York Has Natural Ways To Quarantine The Sick, We’ve Used Them Before, Why Aren’t We Using Them Now? New York City has been down to under 500 new cases a day since the middle of June, and though that success seems shaky the last week or so as cases rise elsewhere in the country,Continue reading “Isolation: One Big Thing We CAN Do To Stop COVID19, But Aren’t”

When Weeks Turned To Months Turned To Years, America Tuned Out

We Asked Americans To Sacrifice “For Weeks” And Then Changed The Rules, So They Quit The Game The one thing that I have noticed in the ongoing “we need to keep social distancing and mask wearing” narrative is that everyone involved can separated into two groups: Those who think this is now a permanent wayContinue reading “When Weeks Turned To Months Turned To Years, America Tuned Out”

How Labeling COVID19 A ‘New York Disease’ Doomed America

The Pandemic Is Made Worse By Americans’ Dismissive Attitude Toward Major Cities Like New York California and Florida will likely pass New York in terms of number of infections next week, and now would be a good time to talk about how part of the national fuckup was dismissing #COVID as a “New York disease”Continue reading “How Labeling COVID19 A ‘New York Disease’ Doomed America”

Feel The City Breakin’ And Everybody’s Shaking

Remembering The 1977 Blackout And How It Relates To Another Tough Summer In New York City Forty-three years ago today, on a hot July 14 in 1977, New York City faced one of its darkest days – literally and figuratively. Shortly after 9:30 p.m. the night before, lightning struck two substations in Westchester County andContinue reading “Feel The City Breakin’ And Everybody’s Shaking”