Category Archives: Personal

Relationships In a Paragraph

1. He cooked me goulash involving beets. We listened to NPR and didn’t talk for over an hour. Calm cave-like silence broken only by the wash of cold rain on the window. 2. “God, that’s so weird. I just mentioned … Continue reading

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Elvis Photobombs, Part 2

As I explained here, my friend Larry, when he’s bored, lifts my photos off of Facebook (or stock photos of Elvis, either one), and photo-shops Elvis into my pictures, or vice versa. I never know when I’m going to get … Continue reading

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Gearhead Heaven: Elvis’ Car Museum

Elvis was born on this day in 1935, Tupelo, Mississippi. 1956 Cadillac Eldorado 1962 Lincoln Continental 1969 Mercedes Benz 600 Limousine 1955 Pink Cadillac Fleetwood sedan 1973 Stutz Blackhawk 1956 Lincoln Continental 1960 Willys Jeep 1976 Harley Davidson Electra Glide … Continue reading

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Memories and Ghosts

1. Watershed I moved to New York many years ago in a blaze of escape. I applied to grad school, flew to New York to audition when I made the first cut, got in, and then had to pack up … Continue reading

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New York Collage

While New York is no longer the grimy anarchic dangerous New York of my childhood, there are still glimpses of that old anarchy. Anarchy that is strikingly beautiful. This collage, in Greenwich Village, huddled between two indistinct doorways caught my … Continue reading

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Noir Night

Manhattan on a windy autumn night is straight out of a film noir. I was meeting someone near Columbus Circle for dinner. The leaves have fallen, the leaves swirled through the darkness. It was misty. Chilly, but not too cold. … Continue reading

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35 Random Facts About Me

Yes, a meme. And yes, I have posted it before. And yes, it now reminds me of Welcome to Me. I would choose 35 different facts if I started it up today. But there are some pretty funny stories here. … Continue reading

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Happy Veterans Day

Sometimes you’re in the right place at the right time. In 2008 I was working in the legendary 30 Rock so I spent a lot of time in that area. On Veterans Day in 2008, on my lunch break, I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Cashel

My nephew Cashel turned 18 yesterday. I cannot even believe it. I was there at the hospital when he was born, and so my first memory of him was as a tiny peapod with giant staring eyeballs, wrapped in a … Continue reading

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The Great Pumpkin In the Flesh … Twice

Here’s Marlyn Mason and Elvis Presley, in an off moment during the filming of 1969’s The Trouble with Girls (in which Elvis actually plays a kind of secondary part. Amazing!) She appears to be holding up a pumpkin version of … Continue reading

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