What I do when NPR drives me crazy.

My local NPR station (WNYC, New York) was having its Fall Fundraising Drive so you all know what that means. I pledge my various dollar amounts to support listener-funded radio for another year (this year I called in two pledges and got Frank Sinatra’s “Ring a Ding Ding”, one of his best albums of the [...]

Signs of the times.

Fall! The first leaves are falling here on the south shore of the Long Island Sound.

Yes, that’s a real cat waiting for door service.

The fall colors are splendid –

—and so are the curbside gardens.

To tell the truth, this is the only curbside garden I’ve ever seen. Somebody went to a lot of trouble here, [...]

How I occupied Wall Street:

So me and my sister Buffy took our un-ironed selves down to the First General assembly of Occupy Wall Street at Washington Square Park last Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.

Buffy made us two matching signs that read: “I Am The 99%” — this is her picture from before we dove into the gathering, standing at the [...]

Tea and me.

I don’t know how I do it, but every day I manage to go to work looking like crap. So I went shopping this week, hoping that I’ll get enough stuff that I won’t have to shop again for five years. New duds, top to bottom. I put them on. I go to work. I [...]