This is about the worst--and I mean, the WORST--New York City subway ride I ever had. It's one thing to deal with grime, rodents, commotion, bugs, and leaks from Who-Knows-Where within the system. If you're a local, then there is no getting away from using the underground labyrinth of underground trains and the stomach-turning things within it. However, despite my decades of subway experience and relative awareness of the many deficiencies of the subway, one horrific trip made me fear for my life. This is the story of that awful trip and the reeking madman who terrified a subway train.
Descriptive Sample #2: The Brother, the General, and Mary
Presenting true events featuring a now-forgotten island in New York City that played a part of in notable events that shook the city and America as a whole. Welcome to North Brother Island, an expanse of abandoned buildings and uncut greenery that is now absolutely devoid of any human presence. Though an island of ruins, it was once a place of importance, a refuge for shipwreck survivors, and it held a person who spread a deadly disease without remorse. This is the story of a deserted island, a flaming ship, and a living carrier of death named "Typhoid Mary."
This is a riddle. Between 1967 and 1977, there were three different productions on film and TV that shared a common element. The television shows were the iconic Batman and Star Trek series of the 1960s, while the film was the third entry of a disconnected trilogy from the 1970s. Let's see if you can guess the answer before I reveal the answer!
Expository Sample #1: Time and Television, Part One
This is about television and how its programs changed over time. While TV once showed sanitized images of the world, it now relays brutal reality. In this first of a two-part essay, I discuss where TV was and where it is now, and I go over notable changes that brought the TV the know today away from its stale beginnings. Believe me, that progression was not a smooth one.
Expository Sample #2: Time and Television, Part Two
This is part two of a two-part essay about television and how its programs changed over time. The first part tackled TV's beginnings and it addressed moments of significant change that advanced TV's presentations through the decades. This time, we're going into TV as it is in the modern day. For better or worse, the we enjoy now is far removed from the TV of yore, and I leave it to you to decide if we're better off for that change.
Today, few New York City residents know of the structures that formerly existed where the famous NY Public Library and Bryant Park are now. At different points in the past, the single city block held a park, a reservoir, and an exhibition hall. As the city grew, the location changed, with each new aspect within its borders impacting the lives of the city’s residents in different ways. This is a story of change and rebirth within the heart of New York City. Welcome to the story of Bryant Park.
I'm just going to put this out there: Is the starship Enterprise still iconic? Is there even a single version of the ship that is agreed to represent "THE Enterprise" so that a discussion about its status as an icon can begin? Let's talk about that.
I'm tired of mass shootings. I'm tired of the frequent reports of death at the hands of deranged gun handlers. Something needs to be done, but what? Click the button below to see my thoughts on addressing this vital issue.
Hate. We hear of it every day, and it's sickening. Hate is pervasive. It's everywhere, damn it! And on the internet, hate is even more prevalent than it is in the physical world. Let's talk about hate and what we can do to end it.
Presenting an open letter to Millennials from me, a Boomer. I understand many of your concerns relating to the state of the world as passed to you from my generation, and I understand why you're angry. I get it, and I want to talk about it.