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 and I head out of town.

Actually, I had made a dentist appointment. Because there’s really no difference between listening to an NPR […]

If I Weren’t So Crazy About Not Camping, I’d Be Occupying Wall Street

I have not been in lower Manhattan since September 14, 2001.

The last time I was in the neighborhood, the twisted steel girders from the World Trade Center were still smoldering. I could see¬†that the Trade Center was gone, but it just did not comprehend it. I stared and stared, and tried to understand that it was […]

You Say You Want a Revolution.

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 […]