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The Rose of Hope — Election Night 2008

November 19th, 2008 · 8 Comments · New York City, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

The  Rose  of  Hope * Election  Night  2008 by Brian Hassett Early morning in the Universe  —  sunrise over a New America. I arose from the floor of a Harlem hotspot dreaming of something way bigger than me.  And right off the mat, the Election Morning Ritual of tea & subtlety, pacing & breathing, and dreaming […]

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Election Night 2004

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · New York City, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

THE ROCK PARTY  and  THE FALL OF NEW YORK                                                                          * It was a really magic night!  Until the nightmare. Couldn’t sleep the night before  —  up at 6 AM watching the camera follow Don Imus into his polling station with a long line of people out the door waiting to vote, and him saying, […]

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Finding Casey

February 9th, 2008 · 7 Comments · Real-life Adventure Tales, Weird Things About Me

Finding Casey . So, mom & I are staying at this resort up on Georgian Bay.  We fall asleep around 11 that night — more of a late nap for us — and both woke up aboot 3 in the morning just rarin’ to go.   As a dedicated Niagara Escarpment explorer and veteran waterfall collector, […]

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