A Fish a Day

Long Island, New York, USA

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July 15, 2019

The lake has not changed.  It's been the same since I was a little kid; the same as when I was five and would walk down in the morning in pajamas and rubber boots with my mom or dad and fish for "sunnies" off the shore.

I knew very little about fishin...

July 6, 2019

For one hundred years, boys have made their way along 84th street to the dark wooden doors. It’s always been this way.  Perfect days, snowy days and insufferably hot days, they come to the six-floor edifice that sits mid-block. The tan building is un...

June 24, 2019

Took a tour of colleges down South. Started in Tennessee and worked our way back to New York. At each school, other than in Nashville, I had a chance to drop a line in a local body of water. Not saying fishing results helped me narrow down my college...

May 2, 2019

So many adults took the time when I was a kid to show me the ropes -- in school, sports and with rod and reel.  When I was really young and it came to fishing, the adults upstate learned to avoid making eye contact with me when they saw me roaming th...

February 19, 2019

When you are born a Mets, Knicks and Jets fan you learn to take your joy in bite-size portions.  You learn to find a sliver of gold in a river of mud.  Your eyes strain to see a wisp of sunlight breaking through the clouds.

While fans of many tea...

January 3, 2019

In the 60s and 70s, the “concept” album came to represent the height of recorded popular music artistry.  An entire album of one artist’s songs interrelated by a theme -- an entire novel pressed into vinyl rather than a collection of distinct short s...

December 20, 2018

I often visit Greenpoint Brooklyn.  It's where the Polish side of my family first lived after coming to the United States in the 60s and 70s. 

Today, Greenpoint is a very trendy place.  Lots of hip bars and restaurants.  Cool performance spaces a...

May 10, 2018

I grew up in a house filled with turntables, old records, musical instruments and songs always playing in one or more rooms.  We love music in our house.  My mom loves New Wave music from the 80s, so I am well versed in the music of Depeche Mode, How...

March 27, 2018

One of the most interesting things about the U.S. Constitution is how the rights guaranteed thereunder relate to one another.  Often, the interplay between rights is one of support.  For example, the first amendment protects our rights to free speech...

September 21, 2017

My American grandfather is definitely a man in the moment.  He's very smart, self-educated on a lot of things and lives for the day.  He was a NYC sanitation worker.  He takes it as it comes.  My Polish grandfather is a smart and deliberate man.  He...

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