New York Stories

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

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 to believe that was fifteen years ago. And everyone who was in New York will tell you how extraordinarily beautiful the weather was, and that it […]

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Marion on October 17, 2016

As this will probably be the only way I will EVER get my name in the New Yorker, I am thrilled to announce that I have won this week’s New Yorker cartoon contest. I’d show you my winning entry, but I’m afraid they’d sue me, so you can go here and see it for yourself. […]

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Marion on October 14, 2016

Self-pity is not a good marketing tool. Then again, nobody reads my blog anyway (You see what I did there) so….. In October of 2015 a novel called City of Fire┬ácame out. It got spectacular reviews and the young author was lauded as the next new thing even bigger than any of the Jonathans┬ámaybe. More […]

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Marion on October 12, 2016

A successful friend recently gave me some advice. He said, “Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” It took me a while to get it. What he’s saying is we aren’t going to succeed the first time we try something, or the second, or the third, or even the fiftieth. There’s a learning curve for […]

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