Archive for January, 2016

Ouagadougou and I don’t know just about everything.

Saturday, January 16th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

I had to google Ouagadougou, only to be told that it is the capital of Burkina Faso, which I also had to google. This is the first time I have ever heard the country name Burkina Faso. Did they name ...

Workhouse

Friday, January 15th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

I've finished the first draft about the Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island, and now I'm onto the Workhouse. I was concerned that the Workhouse wasn't as fascinating as the Asylum, but it turns out I wrong. I don't ...

Can you hear me, Major Tom?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

It was fairly quiet when I went, but this was during business hours and with the wind chill factor we're in the single digits in the City today. That said, there was a steady stream of visitors. Those fuzzy legs ...

Yeah, David Bowie

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

I was relatively late to appreciate David Bowie. It was 1975, and I was in college. I already loved the hits, which were essentially the most mainstream songs from among what he'd written so far. But I ...

Not heat or hot water. Again.

Saturday, January 9th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The times I’ve called the landlord so far about the heat: 12/30, 1/5, and now, 1/9. In keeping with my 30 Day Mental Challenge, I will note that one can always bundle up against the cold, and it's not ...