Monthly Archives: October 2012

Limping Back to Life

Though my neighborhood missed the brunt of Sandy’s wrath, recovery is slow. The buses have resumed service but without the subway, there’s more demand than supply. My local supermarket was surrounded by delivery trucks so some supplies are making it … Continue reading

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Aftermath

Having made it through the Frankenstorm, I thought I’d walk around my neighborhood and see how it fared as well. There are a fair number of downed trees  some that look a bit war-torn some other casualties like downed USPS … Continue reading

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Waiting for Sandy

It’s a few minutes to landfall for Sandy and the weather folks tell us we’re at a record low pressure of 940 millibars. The satellite image of Sandy looks like a massive smoky turntable that is being scratched. A construction … Continue reading

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Of Hurricanes and Halloween

As the city waits for Hurricane Sandy to do her thing (or not), I’m reminded of a night during my first week in the United States. I had the tv on and was baffled by the non-stop coverage of the … Continue reading

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Climbing Pyramids and Other Mixed Metaphors

As I’m working on getting my new home and office set up, one of the things that constantly crops up is my struggle against consumerism. Raised by parents who came from poor families, and especially by a father who saw … Continue reading

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More miscellany

You know you live near an Indian neighborhood in New York when you go to a grocery store and instead of staples, you return with tapioca chips, khari, and Bourbon biscuits. You learn never to walk in one direction while … Continue reading

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