¿Who is T Michael?

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« 花bro Hajime amigo: ¿Who is T Michael? T Michael was the subject of a feature story in Kinfolk Magazine, and the issue is on the newstands now.  Ironically the young Black woman on the cover seems not to be the subject of the feature inside, but rather the one model used in the story of a designer.  T Micheal got my attention.  In addition to being Black with fashionable grey hair he wears very cool glasses designed for him, which are referred to by the Kinfolk writer as his, “trademark”.  T Michael’s summary in itself is a nice story.  He is Ghana born, so like other people tracing their recent roots to Ghana his skin is very dark, which contrasts with his fashionable grey hair making his look attractive and memorable.  His look probably has contributed to his success as a designer in Scandinavia where the color of the people is white and whose hair hangs naturally straight unlike T Michael.  T Michael’s moment that began his transition from tailor to designer was when he tired of customers requesting the same blue suit again and again, so he tailored his own design, and displayed it in the window of his off-Broadway Scandinavia tailor shop.  That’s T Michael, but more importantly is how his story fits the editorial content of Kinfolk Magazine, and how I propose your story would fit the editorial content of Kinfolk magazine.  I did not suggest an alternative, and rather I took the seat where I was told.  The head of the table did not seem the appropriate choice for an American visiting Italy who was not celebrating a special occasion and no paying for dinner.  It became clear to me your seat was thoughtfully chosen for schmooze opportunity with the arriving customers.  Though “Lifestyle” is how Kinfolk describes their editorial content, and not, “great schmoozers of the decade” the seat choice at Harry’s Bar with the people you assembled and treated all speak of lifestyle that, in my humble opinion, fits the editorial content of Kinfolk magazine.  The purpose of this text is not to convince you to let me pitch you to Kinfolk, but rather a disaster check.  Pitching you to Kinfolk would require me knowing more issues of the magazine with the goal of revealing conceptual links between your lifestyle and the editorial content of Kinfolk magazine, so as long as I don’t have a, “NO not me” reaction from you I’ll read with purpose next time Kinfolk is in my hands, ciao from New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel to lovely Largo di Como. »»  about me  302-990-2346  nearlincoln@hotmail.com  contact us

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Fosters and rest

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Got an emotional plus ping from the care and concern about Hana and I and the Italian earthquake.  Though we were in Italy when the quake hit it was far enough away and there was no evidence of even a shake in Como where we were staying.  We are home after a long day that started early in Italy, and has come to an end with Hana resting now, and me to join her soon.  Our trip was awesome meticulously planned by Hana, and fun.  The Spanish island, seeing where mamma is staying, and seeking how she is cared for, and time with Hajime contributed to the most important two weeks of my year.  When the Fosters next to my keyboard is empty I’ll rest. »»  about me  302-990-2346  nearlincoln@hotmail.com  contact us

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Italy earthquake

Hana y yo r bueno earthquake not felt in Como

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¿Que pasa?

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« I started a fun stunt on facebook as a cry for help. I sense my readers know I have a lot of human-emotional-capital here in Como. First, por supuesto, my wife, Hana, but she’s a visitor, so the most important is Kazuko who is my mother-in-law, but she’s elderly, and we’re supposed to be caring for her. Then it’s Hajime and Rosa who are both in time zones close to my home time zone, which are Ecuador and Dominican Republic, so here I am reconciling with the fact this, “digital misstep” with Hana is actually more serious, and . . . and . . . . and . . . . I don’t know. I’ll soon pull up stakes at Moka Duomo Como Italy and walk to Hajime’s and Rosa’s where our plans put us tonight, and then I might have to wrestle with finding a hotel . . . . damn. Early, but . . . I’m running out of time . . . .I’m not college age anymore and I need some rest. »» about me 302-990-2346 nearlincoln@hotmail.com contact us

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client compliments Amromed

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Dear my Chennai Indian amigo Niyaz: You have reason to be proud of the reference from your client Francis. With this text I’ll add my own words to validate the words from Francis. He refers to you as the name your American clients are familiar with, which is Peter Brown, and Francis uses the company that transitioned into Amromed. Dear kind readers: This reference given to Peter is valid. Francis holds a position of authority at the company whose business has benefited from Niyaz. I receive checks from the company of Francis, and the company name, bankofamerica bank account, and website all reconcile to the company Francis is authorized to represent. Please consider this text from a personal perspective: ¿Would you want your clients to describe you in favorable terms as Francis has described Niyaz? Sincerely, Tom Doody. Independant of our ability to leverage this compliment into business results for Amromed the text by Francis is nice to read, and I’m pleased to be united in business with the person who earned these kind words. »» about me 302-990-2346 nearlincoln@hotmail.com contact us

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passport and foreign currency

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« I’m mobile. I’ll pass my UPS Jersey City mailbox on my way to JFK for the final check to get the second Amromed check deposited. Time remaining before my travel makes pre-travel transfer to India impossible. ¿Can Amromed wait until I return for this month’s revenue? The fundador, Niyaz, says, “Maybe”. The sentiment of having my passport and some foreign currency in my pocket is good. »» about me 302-990-2346 nearlincoln@hotmail.com contact us

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@basti’s biggest fuck up

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« 00:34:46 on the phone with Mike. Two things awesome: ONE: it was my Postmates vid that got Mike to post his first comment on youtube TWO: the black ball I got from Postmates is a product of corporate behavior. I listened to Mike, and concluded the man who told him his account was closed forever was not blocking him out of personal bitterness, but rather some exaggerated sense of the risk he would take by linking his name to “reopened Mike’s account”. Reopening Mike’s account comes with only a trace of risk, because he has been cleared by San Francisco. I conclude Mike’s account staying closed is a product of an exaggerated sense of risk, which is a product of corporate culture. Mark Zuckerberg would want the people of his org to be open and free like his image, but his powers are limited even in his own organization. The exaggerated sense of risk is a stealth force, so as it exists at Facebook, and as it exists at Postmates cannot be reversed. I’ve been part of organizations when a fresh, release-the-power leader took the helm, and business results responded favorably, which makes it easy to conclude people became more comfortable with risk, but I deny it. Corporate culture is stealth-like and it stands the test of time. My biggest disappointment with Postmates was not my bitter end, but rather how they overlooked potential promoters in their bloggers. My click history tells me the kind of attention I get and retain by my stunts, and I see the stunts Postmates does to promote themselves, and I know twenty bloggers with modest popularity like me out promotes what local Postmates can do for themselves. The tattooed man or woman pierced wearing black and a messenger bag delivering food by bicycle is being managed by a cool app, which is awesome, but the people behind that app think like bankers — I found this outrageous, and I wish the unrestrained moment @basti felt when he asked his staff to tell a customer to fuck off would spread through his organization and allow Mike and me the privilege of resuming our postmates work. Dear kind readers: Please get Mike and I the opportunity to resume. I want to resume in NYC, and Mike’s target market is undisclosed. Sincerely, Tom Doody »» about me 302-990-2346 nearlincoln@hotmail.com contact us

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