You haven’t lived until you’ve seen the fall colors in New York. And listened to the leaf blowers. You’ll find leaves and leaf blowers everywhere. They go hand in hand like yin and yang, left and right, Jekyll and Hyde, … Continue reading Autumn Leaves
They live upstairs. They are big, ponderous people, endlessly shifting from one end of the apartment to the other until my ceiling creaks like an old ship. They scrape chairs across the hardwood floor. They spring open what has to … Continue reading The People in Apartment 22
New York City got hit by a blizzard over the weekend that left nearly thirty inches of snow on the ground. They’re calling it the second worst storm in the city’s history and have named it “Winter Storm Jonas.” I … Continue reading The Sounds of Silence
It lasts twenty-nine seconds. There is an interval of thirteen seconds before it comes on again. Thus, in one minute, I listen to the jingle 1.6 times, give or take a few notes. That’s 1.6 times per minute, every minute–minute … Continue reading Killing Me Softly, Mister Softee
I live in the Bronx. Across the street are an Italian restaurant and a Mexican bodega that plays ranchera music. Down the street is a park where kids play, people yell obscenities, and Evangelical preachers blare sermons for hours at … Continue reading Just Say No to Back-Up Beeps!