The Forensic Dry Cleaners of Murray Hill

October 6, 2018  :: 0 comments

Seven a.m. in Manhattan, and I have a full week of meetings looming ahead of me. Latte in hand, I take my Hillary Clintonesque navy pantsuit into the dry cleaning shop next to my hotel. ā€œJust a pressing,ā€ I say to the olive-skinned woman behind the counter. She is dressed head to toe in black, a shawl embroidered with threads …

A Foreshadowing on the Avenue

June 30, 2018  :: 0 comments

It was snowing lightly that mid February morning as I prepared for my hike up a slippery Greenwich Avenue. It was Sunday, a special Sunday. My eighth grade class was gathering for Mass, followed by a pancake breakfast prepared by our parish priests, Monsignor Brannigan and Father Prizzi. My class had recently achieved statewide recognition for our accomplishments in arithmetic …