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Visiting Vincent poem

January 31st, 2018 · 3 Comments · Poetry

Visiting . Vincent . . I got this invitation To take a crazy trip down south From a blazing young artist Dripping colors from his mouth. . So I got myself a ticket On the Starry Night Express Heading out of Holland To the province of Excess. . I’d never met the man Who turned the Seine […]

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Loving Vincent movie review

November 19th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Movies

. I love Loving Vincent. I’ve loved Van Gogh since the big Metropolitan Museum of Art show “Van Gogh in Arles” in 1985 and the “Saint-Remy and Auvers” show in 1986, and reading his Dear Theo book of letters to his brother around the same time.  Those shows and that book changed my life by […]

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The Dalai Lama in Central Park in 1999

February 26th, 2017 · 7 Comments · New York City, Poetry, Weird Things About Me

. Dalai-Rama! or The Light at the End of the Tunnel is the Twinkle in Your Own Eye! . In the days leading up to This Great Spirit Gathering in Central Park, The news reports were predicting 20,000 people or something. I was thinking, “This is going to be a LOT bigger than that!” I […]

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Hillary Clinton Javits Center 2016

November 13th, 2016 · 18 Comments · New York City, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

Election Night 2016 in New York City . . It was such a beautiful fall Tuesday in New York. We were all in such a good mood. But in retrospect there were some early warning signs I’d rationalized and dismissed: The tollbooth clerk I had a happy election exchange with but when asked who she […]

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