Itinerant Days at NYC’s Hotel Woodward

The Hotel Woodward. 55th and Broadway. New York City. 1977. I lived there on 7th floor. Around the corner from the famous Carnegie Deli on 55th and Seventh. Best corned beef on rye in Manhattan. Piled half a foot high. Better than the Stage Deli’s 2 blocks down...

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Friendships Across the Aisle

January, 2016, Staellite, Beach, Florida This is not a political piece. Or maybe it is. It is a piece about friendships. New and old. And how they can make you see yourself, and the world, differently. Especially at the start of a new year, on the East Coast of not so...

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Travels with Wolfie, Pre-quel

It was a very good year 1969 Pre-yuppie Still sixties Easy rider No “chill” yet, big or otherwise We thought that we could re-invent the world Make a difference That we could change the order of things Not become part of some blue jean fashion revival...

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Travels with Wolfie, Prologue

Prologue Spring, 1970 There was a time when I drove up and down this country like it was one big map From New York City to the Florida Keys From Selma and Montgomery To Hibbing and Duluth From the Atlantic to the Pacific From the Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 61 It...

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Edinburgh, 1988, Chapter 1, A Dream Come True

It’s August, 1988. I’m almost 41 years old and I’m living in white bread Santa Monica, waiting for a black stretch limousine to pick me up to take me to LAX. It’s the first, and probably the only, limousine I will ever take in my life, and in...

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