Tag Archives: New York City

Dim Sum in New York.


For many years, we’ve met friends at Dim Sum in New York City’s Chinatown.  Dim Sum is great food and great company. For years, we went to the Nice Restaurant on East Broadway.  They have since closed, so now we … Continue reading

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Another Day On New York City Transit.


New York City Transit Speak:  If you can understand, a New York City transit announcement, the speaker hasn’t learned the code yet.  It is supposed to sound like the adults in Peanuts cartoons. Elevators in the Subway:  With the heat, … Continue reading

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Dueling Tour Buses in Times Square.


     Just goes to show you the International nature of modern news, I first saw the story on BBC.  Mom, Elaine and I were entering the subway at Rockefeller Center, a block away from two tour buses sideswiping each … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Metrocards.


The New York transit system uses a flexible card called a Metrocard.  Now we have the Sun Go Card in Tucson, and L.A. has the tap card.  The latter two work like charms.  You tap and go. But no, New … Continue reading

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Saguaro Romance Writers Meeting April 26th, 2014, Firefighter Tony Cota.


This is the blurb from Facebook we had for the meeting.   Chapter Meeting April 26, 2014: DANGEROUS MEN!This month marks our annual “Dangerous Jobs” meeting, where we bring in speakers who experience the sort of adventure we writers like to put … Continue reading

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Bill de Blasio vs. Central Park Horse and Carriages.


I heard on the news this morning the Mayor Elect of New York City, Bill de Blasio, wants to ban the horse drawn carriages in Central Park. He says, it is inhumane to the horses.  I want to give my … Continue reading

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Clarence King Ada Copeland and Passing Strange by Martha Sandweiss


I write about history, but was remiss and I should know better.  Therefore, I am apologizing to Princeton Professor Martha Sandweiss for not mentioning her and her book, Passing Strange.  She was the first person to explore this relationship, which … Continue reading

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Clarence King and Ada Copeland. The Trial.


No, this is not Franz Kafka.  That’s a different trial.  In 1933, Ada Copeland Todd King, sued her deceased husband, Clarence King‘s executors. Her allegation was her husband had a large estate and it was being kept from her.  She … Continue reading

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Clarence King, Ada Copeland Todd. More Details.


Bouncing this off a friend to see if this can be made into a play.  An interracial relationship, long before a prominent person could do this publically. For thirteen years, Clarence King, led a double life.  A descendent of an … Continue reading

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New York Philharmonic Rehearsal.


I don’t remember having been to a classical concert.  I’ve been to operas, orchestras there are in the pit.  You only see the conductor when he is introduced, before the curtain opens. For $18, on a Thursday morning, you can … Continue reading

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