Monthly Archives: July 2011

cows in Central Park — not

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel — “Turn the other cheek”, says the bible, but I am less and less likely to take this passive approach.  A fellow pedicab driver told me what I did wrong … Continue reading

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bad telemarketing

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel — Clemens Zecha moved out recently, and today I cleaned the mess he left behind.  There were good thing about sharing space with Clemens, but the negative eclipsed the positive.  … Continue reading

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celebration and family trauma

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel — I just purchased tickets for my Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida vacation with my wife.  We’ll travel on La Cubana Bus from our neighborhood.  Yes, our long trip will begin … Continue reading

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professional spelling

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel — Gershom Pesach is my only blog subscriber, and his recent comment to my inbox: “but not a professional speller”.  This response corrected pedicaber to pedicabber, and this morning I … Continue reading

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Murdoch’s phantom humility

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel — Rupert Murdoch said in a UK Parliment hearing that it was the most humbling day of his life, but Jude Law accuses Murdoch’s Sun paper of hacking, and Sun’s … Continue reading

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Mr. Van Natta and I are outliers

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel — The newest person I am following on Twitter is a New York Times reporter, Don Van Natta Jr., in London, and he is immersed in the too cozy relationships … Continue reading

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Friday at noon

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel — Dear Hari: I changed my appointment request for you from Thursday to Friday.  I need to get a confirmation from you for a two-hour appointment Friday noon, EDT.  Can … Continue reading

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chat with Peter in India

KL: hi, me: hi Peter, I’m glad to hear from you I have time in about five minutes, I’ll chat again un momento por favor ciao, KL: tom i want to do the process, me: yes, good I need a … Continue reading

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schedule and . . .

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel — Dear Hari:  Thank you for the good work preparing to telemarket — I’ve known you’re prepared, and your message tells me you know it  — muy bueno.  Adam and … Continue reading

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errors of omission and commission

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel — My errors this week as a professional tour guide of Central Park include both errors of omission and errors of commission.  I was including a story about a child … Continue reading

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