Category Archives: Personal

Halloween-Costumes-Through-the-Years Montage

In honor of Halloween, these are the photos that exist. I do remember other costumes but I lack evidence. The first Halloween costume in the recorded history of my life shows me as a witch with a bright blonde plastic … Continue reading

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Rimbaud’s Son

An essay I wrote years ago, posted today in honor of the birthday of poet Arthur Rimbaud A great poet, a really great poet, is the most unpoetical of all creatures. But inferior poets are absolutely fascinating. The worse their … Continue reading

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New York Collage: I Get Around

The Flatiron Building On the side of a bar, on 9th Avenue. It was around 8:30 in the morning when I took this picture. Altogether too early for this level of nonsense. On the side of a bus, careening across … Continue reading

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The Only Guy I Saw

… at the beach the other day. It was wild and dark. We had the place to ourselves.

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Throwback Thursday

I won’t even state how long ago this was, but I will say that David and I are still friends (he’s one of my best friends), we still live within 20 miles of each other. I have known him (and … Continue reading

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Miss Havisham? Is That You?

Feeling restless, I went to the beach yesterday. I took a long walk up and down the empty stretches of sand. There were intermittent rain showers, and the waves were heaving and dark green. There were very few people there. … Continue reading

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His Name Was Rico. He Wore a Diamond.

The ATM at the Copacabana, 47th Street, New York, NY.

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A Fingerprint

I came home the other night and opened my mailbox. There was a big envelope there, with my name written on it. No return address. But I recognized the handwriting immediately. From an old old flame of mine, a major … Continue reading

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It’s Fall

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“Mortified” Show Cousin/Sibling O’Malley Collage

Cousin Joshua and cousin Ian backstage at this past week’s Mortified show (Tuesday and Wednesday night). Ian is a jazz drummer, and Joshua is a jazz trumpeter. Joshua works/lives at West Point, and starts every day playing reveille for the … Continue reading

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