And Then There Were Three

Christmas, 1967. The stuffed bear ever at my side is Loofy, short for Lucifer. Lucifer, a hand-me-down from my aunt, was a best beloved and devilish beast who stood up to hellish things in the night. If I recall the story correctly, Loofy was named after Lucifer brand matches. His name bears a pun, … Continue reading

I’m Almost Fifty

Many years ago, as a child, I played in Chelsea Park, Manhattan, NYC. In those days, it was concrete with a little bit of green. Today, it's green with a little bit of concrete. Somewhere in the middle, it was just sand, like a big cat litter box.I'm sure Chelsea Park could be a metaphor for life - … Continue reading

Gratitudes: Under the Rocks and Stones

Ten things that made me happy today: 1. My niece (I broke the people law wherein gratitudes cannot include people, but this is actually a happiness list) 2. A nice dinner at Bistro Byronz for a good cause - "Dining Out for Life"; 3. I got away with an excellent joke on my boss's boss's … Continue reading