Tag Archives: New York

New York in the Summer: The Big Freeze Above, the Big Burn Below, and the Region Between

I have come to New York to help one of my sons who has had a serious accident, who was first hospitalized for surgery and then immobilized at home.  The city is in the midst of a blistering heat wave.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J. Stiles

During the summer I often like to tackle really big books, often history books.  This summer I took on a book that has already received a lot of acclaim:  it has won the Pulitzer Prize as well as the National … Continue reading

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A Movie Premier at Times Square Considered as a Greek Political Gabfest

It was my first trip to New York.  I had, many years before, passed through it while hitchhiking to and from the airport enroute to Europe and further destinations, but I had never gone into its heart to observe it … Continue reading

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