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CORONAVIRUS 5.0 Quarantine Stella Uno

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“Social distancing?  I’ve been practicing social distancing since 9th. grade.”

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CORONAVIRUS 5.0 Quarantine Stella Uno

August 10, 2020 1 comment

“Social distancing?  I’ve been practicing social distancing since 9th. grade.”

PASSING: PETE HAMILL, 1935-2020

A sad day.

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Pete Hamill has passed.

Mr. Hamill was a contemporary and real life friend of departed journalists Jimmy Breslin and Jack Newfield.

Mr. Hamill wrote for the DAILY NEWS, N.Y. POST, NEW YORK and the VILLAGE VOICE.

Mr. Hamill, like Mr. Breslin and Mr. Newfield, began as a sportswriter and wrote occasionally about sports for his entire writing career.

Indeed, my first recollection of reading Mr. Hamill was an article in SPORT magazine about AFL star Cookie Gilchrist wherein Mr. Gilchrist related his thought that the A.F.L. and  Canadian Football league were friendlier to black players than the N.F.L.

This was at Merrick Avenue Elementary School in 1966!

Mr. Hamill’s A DRINKING LIFE is a pinspot accurate account of alcohol’s delights and drawbacks.

I have definitely read over 1100 hours of Mr. Hamill’s writing.

It wasn’t’ enough.

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PASSING: PETE HAMILL, 1935-2020

August 5, 2020 1 comment

Pete Hamill has passed.

Mr. Hamill was a contemporary and real life friend of departed journalists Jimmy Breslin and Jack Newfield.

Mr. Hamill wrote for the DAILY NEWS, N.Y. POST, NEW YORK and the VILLAGE VOICE.

Mr. Hamill, like Mr. Breslin and Mr. Newfield, began as a sportswriter and wrote occasionally about sports for his entire writing career.

Indeed, my first recollection of reading Mr. Hamill was an article in SPORT magazine about AFL star Cookie Gilchrist wherein Mr. Gilchrist related his thought that the A.F.L. and  Canadian Football league were friendlier to black players than the N.F.L.

This was at Merrick Avenue Elementary School in 1966!

Mr. Hamill’s A DRINKING LIFE is a pinspot accurate account of alcohol’s delights and drawbacks.

I have definitely read over 1100 hours of Mr. Hamill’s writing.

It wasn’t’ enough.

 

 

 

 

CHANGE: LOONEY TUNES: The Day the Music Relocated

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Looney Tunes Records at 1106 Boylston St. Boston; Cds, records, VHS, books…etc closed following a rent hike from the store’s landlord, the Berklee College of Music, for the 1106 Boylston St.. store.  The new Looney Tunes will be located on Harvard Ave. Allston,.

I first went to Looney Tunes when it was located on Mass. Ave. in the slot now occupied by a Bank of America ATM.

Looney Tunes occupied the 1106 Boylston St. venue for 33 1/3, years a fact proudly announced by a window placard that advertised the store’s ‘going-out-of-business’ sale.

In 2010 the City of Boston saw fit to level and repair the crumbling tiers of concrete that formed the entrance to the “lower Boylston St.” retail strip.

The old sidewalk was 3 levels of crumbling concrete that put shoppers at risk for ACL injuries from tripping over one of the Berklee students who inexplicably…

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CORONAVIRUS 4.0 Quarantine Stella Uno

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*”Life is full of road games.

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July 23, 2020 2 comments

*”Life is full of road games.

HAIKI 5*7*5* Frozen pineapple juice

Yum yum.

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Thinking of my Mom

The frozen pineapple juice

Still the July bomb

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HAIKI 5*7*5* Frozen pineapple juice

July 18, 2020 1 comment

Thinking of my Mom

The frozen pineapple juice

Still the July bomb

CORONAVIRUS 3.0 Quarantine Quintella

Trying to make the best of a trying time.

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*1  Computer screen is now dust free courtesy of daily cleaning by a static free microfiber cloth from Economy Hardware, 219  Mass. Ave, Boston.  $2.99 well spent.

*2  PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT by Philip Roth is a swell read.  Philip Roth has written 2 kinds of books; the great, AMERICAN PASTORAL and the very good.  PORTNOY’S  was published  in 1969 and sold over 400,000 copies in its first year of publication.

PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT was scandalous upon publication what with its meaty, very literally; descriptions of self-abuse and yearning for the carnal carnival of his girl friend Monkey.

Much of the scandalous aspect of the novel has diminished in the mist of the last 50 years but the narrative and the descriptions of Jewish life from the 1930s to the 1960s is funny and sociological.  Recommended.

*3  SuperCuts at 101 Summer St. in Downtown Crossing is now open.  Sam has been cutting…

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