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Archive for October, 2007

Brooklyn Redux

 A year ago August, Beth and I bought a condo — a “pied-a-terre” — in the gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood known by the Disney-esque acronym, “DUMBO” (Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Having returned to my roots (sort of), albeit part-time, after 26 years of happy exile in New England (I was born in Brooklyn but grew up in Forest Hills, Queens; and we’ll continue to maintain a home in Northampton, Massachusetts), I’m intending to do some writing about my re-discovery of the borough — and city — of my childhood where, as fate of course would have it, both my adult children now reside. As is often the case when I promise myself to get serious about my writing, we’ll see.

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Two of the many vendors encountered while cruising the crowded canals of Xochimilco in the south of the Mexico City D.F.

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