https://youtu.be/m0oJ8_VTu3c Homeward Bound. September 1981. I had been in NYC for a couple of months. Found a cool job. Found an apartment (Astoria). Simon and Garfunkel play a concert on the Great Lawn at Central Park. Life is good. There turns out to be a light rain near the end of the concert but the … Continue reading The Homeward Bound Edition
Home, Home Again... https://youtu.be/KmKaomo5Y8Y I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard this album: The summer of 1973, the campus of the University of Arkansas at a music camp. Maybe it was because I was so young, or maybe because it was so good, or maybe a combination of the two, but … Continue reading The Dark Side of the Moon Edition
At the advice of one of my dearest friends, I’m trying to embrace my original self and the culture that created me. In that spirit, This is my Closer to Home edition by Grand Funk Railroad. And, again, I think you probably have to be of a certain age to appreciate it. https://youtu.be/7fryGyqTJPU Slowly, but … Continue reading I’m Getting Closer to My Home Edition
There was a lot about growing up in Arkansas that I didn’t care for, primarily because I didn’t fit in. As a kid, I read too much and played the violin and it took me a while to finally find my cohort. When I did, I was happier about being me, but I still didn’t … Continue reading The “Can’t Find My Way Home” Edition
Mom seems to keep getting better, but still has her moments. The other day, she took her PM meds in the AM and got a little bit jangly by the end of the afternoon. That’s on me and I’ve taken steps to rectify it. Any more, it isn’t enough for me to tell her, “Okay, … Continue reading The Stag Looking Over His Shoulder.
I was interested in reading this book for about a year. This is the first book I’ve read by the much honored Nathan Englander and, after reading kaddish.com I’m interested in reading other of his books as this one left me dissatisfied. The premise of the book is foreshadowed by the title: an atheist Jewish … Continue reading Regarding the book, kaddish.com
Sorry about the gap between communications, especially as I teased the last email with the news that Mom’s appointment with the neurologist was moved from next year to last week. I’ve been processing the news and now feel capable of communicating where we are and where we’re going. Integrative Agnosia (This is the part where … Continue reading What the Neurologist Said…
Sara Fishko on the recent Roy Cohn documentary. Fishko bring a unique overview. A documentary film about the late, infamous lawyer Roy Cohn premieres tonight. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, the variety of films and dramatic portrayals of Cohn reveal a figure both fascinating and repellent. More in this episode of Fishko Files . … Continue reading Capturing Cohn
I’m 60 years old and I’m having the best sex of my life. Before you think I’m bragging or just a late bloomer, understand that this blessing of great sex comes from the infinite generosity of Hashem and though my beloved (though the wonders of modern pharmaceuticals may have something to do with it, too). … Continue reading Is There a Jewish Blessing for Making Love?