Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Nice Visit

Some people were visiting New York City over the weekend. Everyone got a lot out of it over at Bronx Banter.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bag Man

Making money is the name of the game here in America. A guy they call Mr. Quick shows how it’s done in New York City. I have his story at Bronx Banter.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Shopping For Justice

A bit of justice played out on the busiest shopping day of the year. The whole story is on Bronx Banter.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Working Days

It is never a holiday for everyone. I wrote one of a million stories about workers on this Thanksgiving. I’m laboring over at Bronx Banter these days.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Right Time

Time is what each person makes of it.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Secret Of Youth

I met a man who stays young on the 2 train. The story is over at Bronx Banter.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Winter Blues

People are still trying to find their way through the long winter in the Bronx. The worst part is that it’s really just getting started. I wrote about one view at Bronx Banter today.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Bronx Boss

The Boss is a man of many faces, but they are all loved in the Bronx. I wrote about the best owner in baseball at Bronx Banter today.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Working For A Living

Workers are feeling the pinch, but they haven’t lost their ingenuity or their determination or there sense of humor. I ran into one of them on the 2 train and put his story on Bronx Banter.

Friday, November 21, 2008


I was having trouble with a story for Bronx Banter and my friend Michael Allen made it work. Good editors are hard to find. Good writers are even harder to find. Michael is both.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Face On The 2 Train

Every situation is hard to imagine until you’re faced with it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Quick Eats

A curbside breakfast and some baseball talk filled me up this morning.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lessons On The Truth

I wrote the truth today. Langston Hughes showed me how. An instructor at City College showed him. That was back when people without much money could still go to City College. We’ll get back there again.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Darrell Rasner made a difficult decision last week. The hardest part may be living with the fact that he’ll never know if it was the right one.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Moving Up

Everyone hopes that CC Sabathia will do great things for the Yankees and all New Yorkers.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Best Party Ever

They put together one heck of a party on the Westside of Manhattan last Saturday.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Emotional Day

The first day of free agency was filled with emotions in the South Bronx.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tough Times

Things are getting tough for New Yorkers and everyone else.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


It was payback time at the barbershop and I was able to hold my own.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Father’s Honor

My father told lots of stories from his days in the Air Force. I wrote one of them down on this Veterans’ Day at Bronx Banter. I also included a couple of stories about soldiers and baseball from this summer.

Monday, November 10, 2008


The guys gathered around Juan Carlos’s coffee cart were worried about the weather this morning.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Lessons For Leaders

Major League managers get lots of lessons. Charlie Manuel got one in Japan that may have helped him lead the Phillies to a World Series title.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


A hopeful ride on the 2 train made my Saturday.

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Best

The best memories will live forever in the Bronx.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Undisputed Champion

Taking on the barbershop crew is always a losing proposition. Alexi proved again to be the winner and undisputed champion.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

All Of Us

Yesterday belonged to Barack Obama. He will make sure that the rest of the days belong to all of us.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Part Of Something

A lot of people stood in line today. They came out to be a part something. I hope everyone was there.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Fear lives in the Bronx these days. It walks the streets and rides the trains. It’s in the bodegas and the diners and it was also in Joyce Kilmer Park recently.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


There is always something happening on the 2 train.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Big Deals

Halloween is a big deal in New York City. Maybe that’s because everything seems like a big deal around here. Or maybe it’s because Mariano Rivera rides the 2 train to the parade.