Archive for November, 2014

Stephen Policoff Reading, Come Away

Friday, November 21st, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I went to Stephen Policoff's reading from his new book Come Away at the NYU Bookstore. What he read was wonderful. Funny, haunting, magical and dark. He put this quote at the beginning though, from Yeats, which ...

Holiday Pumpkins

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

First, who knew there was such a thing as Christmas-y pumpkins? Second, time to give these poor sad pumpkins a decent burial.

I Miss Tony Randall

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I was walking home, missing some people who are no longer with us, when I passed by the window pictured below and then I missed Tony Randall. We have an ongoing conversation on Echo titled, "Tony Randall—MR. NEW YORK!" ...

Song of the Lark and Mildred Pierce

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I'm reading Song of the Lark by Willa Cather. It's not her best, but if you love Willa Cather you will most certainly enjoy this. If you are a singer you will enjoy it a little more. ...

A Great Genealogical Resource in New York

Monday, November 17th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I recently visited the archives of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, and I just wanted to make some of their records more widely known. They have burial (and baptismal) records for people who were living and dying on ...