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My Poseidon Adventure

A few months before our September 1972 wedding, I and my living-together fiancée (my ex-wife of a few decades now, a soul mate to whom I’m sure I’d still be married if I were straight) smoked a joint and went … Continue reading

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The Taxi That Hurried and the One That Didn’t

I like the yellow cabs in New York, the black cabs in London, and the different-colored cabs in Washington. More than riding in taxis, I like watching them and watching people climb in and out. A young London woman dressed … Continue reading

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Novel Endings

I invite you to read my post “Novel Endings” on the blogzine Late Last Night Books.

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Blow-Up: the Story, the Film, and the View Out My Window

Looking down on Plaza Sobral from our 9th floor bedroom window, I thought of Cortazar’s story “Blow-Up,” in which a photographer thinks he’s seeing a woman seducing a boy but, enlarging photos of the scene, realizes a man was waiting … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires apartments: sculpted post at the entrance of one recent building

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Coming from Harwich, UK, the Celebrity Century is greeted by the pilot boat at Bermuda five days after Hurricane Gonzalo made a direct hit on the island.

In October, Todd and I spent two weeks cruising from Harwich to Ft. Lauderdale. For a video of a pilot boat coming to our ship in Bermuda, click here.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from your son

She did it for my little sisters, six and eight years younger. But I still lived at home during college, so on Valentine’s Day next to my dinner plate too were hearts, with messages on them, wrapped in a napkin … Continue reading

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The Man Who Asked to Be Killed, a cozy mystery for men and for women who like men. Have a beer with Buddy while he tells you what the fuck is going on.

PAPERBACK OR KINDLE EDITION AT  Amazon  BARNES&NOBLE.COM paperback OR Nook, OR FOR Kobo, OR BUY FROM POWELL BOOKS, OR ORDER AT ANY BOOKSTORE.  The Carlsberg Beer ad above  is from DesignYourWay.Net and the photo below from Party With Me. If your evenings begin and end like this, good … Continue reading

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Good Neighbor George: in this case Stephenopolous, down the hall

Todd and I spent spring semester ’92 in Madrid. Not being politicos, we didn’t care that we were missing a presidential primary season and paid little attention to what was happening in the US. A friend visiting Madrid mentioned that … Continue reading

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Wishing each of you happy holidays and safe travels

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