August 7, 2019. Another blue coat woke me this morning at 7 a.m. I actually shook from her voice and she asked me if I was alright. I was asleep, I murmured and it made me think that if I was new here and had a heart condition... Then I remembered that guy on this … Continue reading MeToo Diary
I hear someone shouting at the next apartment door: Mr. Wilson. 6:15. Time to wake up. Then the jangling of some keys. "Wake up, Mr. Wilson." Into iPad communicator: "He's locked the damned door. I can't find the key." Well it's a new voice. People change around here faster than - oh I was going … Continue reading 6:15 a.m.
My friend George tells me that those last two pictures (I'll post 'em again) were not taken when I was 13 but were from something my college published. He thinks everyone has a steel trap memory like he has always had. Believe me, my memory is a lot better, and a lot handier because it … Continue reading Sheldon
I was writing and combining pictures at age 13? or so. My friend GR sent me this. I have no memory of taking this shot and odds are that I didn't. But either way, pretty good juxtaposition. This shot I do remember taking.
Here are two of the aids that help me get around. Left Foot AFO One of the major causes for a bunch of falls I took since I got to the Castle was that my left foot started to drag. It's funny because one of the more notable falls I took, was on the way … Continue reading Mobility
August 26, 2019 Looking back; looking forward. Most of us either are or will be prisoners. "Iron bars do not a prison make." Lack of iron bars does not create freedom, either. When I was first thinking about coming to the Castle on the Park, I imagined that people would be old, but that they … Continue reading One Man’s Prism
I'll be able to get a new scooter through Medicaid. The scooter I'm using which they found in the basement hasn't been manufactured in years and you can't get parts for it anymore . On top of that, the battery is dying. You really don't want to go more than four or five blocks with … Continue reading Scooter News
I was watching the Mets game when it started to rain. After a while I got tired of watching the infield tarp blowing in the wind, and men running to weight it down, and I closed my eyes and fell asleep. I awoke around 6:30 and for the first time in a long time, I … Continue reading Day and Night
August 22, 2019 Here in the Castle, you don't get a call or an email from the 12th floor business center. A blue shirt knocks on your door and without giving you time to say "come in," or "don't come in" they open the door, often you're trying to take a nap, and the call … Continue reading Ineptness a la Finance
August 17, 2019 So every two months I go to the Mt. Sinai infusion center for the stuff that has stopped Crohn's in it's tracks (knock wood). Usually it's a big ordeal because I have to get a cab on Fifth, just to go the six blocks to 102nd street. Get out of cab, and … Continue reading Beck’s Big Adventure