Tag Archives: New York

Hot Mama’s Pizza

When you move away from the New York Metro Area, one of the first things you need to do is adjust your culinary expectations. It’s not that every area in the US outside of New York City doesn’t have great food – all regions absolutely do. It’s just that the staples, your normal go-to’s for […]

My Father Is On His Deathbed (part 2 of 3)

continued from Part 1 I flew out east in October of 2013. A was throwing himself a 70th birthday celebration on Staten Island. His friends and family and all 3 of his children were attending. M and I were flying in from San Francisco and Seattle, N driving up from Delaware with her 4 children […]

My Father Is On His Deathbed (part 1 of 3)

My father passed away on 5/1/14 in Staten Island, NY. This is an essay I wrote in December of 2013. Rest in peace, pop. My father is on his deathbed in a rehab center in Florida. He has been dying for a long time. His wife calls me from his room. “He’s not doing well” […]