Monthly Archives: August 2008

the hellraiser and the softer sell

Growing pains. When your way of life, your view of the world, your relationships with others, and many of your long-held beliefs are questioned, you feel: angry, betrayed, uncertain, awkward. Random stranger at an Urban Outfitters in Greenwich Village a … Continue reading

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you can sneak up on me

I never did make it to Jones Beach or Staten Island or to Ralph’s Icees. I meant to spend more time in Brownsville and at that East NY high school. I meant to spend more time on rooftops in Bushwick … Continue reading

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one year to the day

First I’ll tell you about the Mister Softee Bronx-Manhattan Rescue Mission of 2008. We met Fausto The Disgruntled Ice Cream Man sometime in Spring. He asked, “How long do you think seven months is going to go?” We didn’t get … Continue reading

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