New York Stories

Marion on September 3, 2017

I’m sitting around on a bleak Sunday afternoon. The sky is white and it’s unusually cold for Labor Day Weekend. The better-half is away on one of his work-related do-gooding trips to a developing country. Usually, I use his away time to get shit done, by which I mean household crafty stuff like redoing the […]

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New Yorkers love to get away from the city, especially on long weekends during the summer, but if you didn’t make plans, it’s not too late to have a fun three-day weekend. There a lots of interesting places to explore within the five boroughs of New York City, and there are plenty of easy day trips outside […]

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Marion on August 24, 2017

I was shocked to discover I hadn’t posted here since March. I feel like the dad who went out for cigarettes and wound up on the bum in Oakland. Really, I’d meant to come back. There has been some writing since then although not enough to justify my existence by any means.  You can find […]

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Marion on November 27, 2016

In the future we will all be Uber drivers, except for a few lucky passengers, and because we will be so many, we’ll work twenty hour days for loose change, until Uber goes to robot-cars, at which point we’ll all be eating our young.

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Marion on November 18, 2016

(I’ve got to start writing content for this blog again. In the meantime, I’m reposting this piece from November, which holds up well I think.) (11/18/16) At this moment, I’m sitting in New York’s Winter Garden, across the street from One World Trade. It was the first place to be rebuilt after 9/11. It’s difficult […]

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