Category Archives: miscellaneous

This and that. Posts that don’t fit neatly into any other category.

Michael Douglas Throat Cancer News: A false step?

I worked for Michael Douglas (supposedly running his film production company, but that’s a whole other story) for four years during his heyday in the late 1980’s.  No matter how difficult he was I was never afraid of him and had great compassion for him. I grew to admire  his great intelligence–primitive, emotional, largely untouched…

Don’t Bank at J.P. Morgan Chase. Chase Mugs Clients.

It started last week when I was mugged on the Madison Avenue bus. Then I was mugged seven more times by J.P.Morgan Chase bank. Buyer beware of too big to fail/jail banks.

Black Men Lead Us: and I’m Not Just Talking President Obama

Do white people have soul? Black men make poetry in every day life, perhaps in part because they are among the most oppressed adults in our society,  And this singular group that populates our prisons is also perhaps the most influential in driving the culture of human interaction. Let’s start with the poignance of calling…

Attention Mayor Bloomberg: Watch “Changing Minds at Concord High School”

The other night a schoolteacher friend dragged me to a moving and mind-blowing screening of an important documentary: Changing Minds at Concord High School.

I Hate Verizon. I Like AT&T

My First Cellphone Your voyeur recently purchased her first cell phone.  I’d gotten by nicely cadging other people’s phones when I needed,  But when a doorman wouldn’t reveal the room number of a physical therapist I wanted to visit I joined the plugged-in horde. Since I own an iPad I was counseled to purchase a…

CUT THE CRAP NEWS

Why do we in the US feel we must be always happy?  That throbbing vein in our culture renders us jealous and sore. Why?  Because  it’s impossible.  I bet we scarf down more anti-depressants than people in other countries. Other countries have other problems. A recent intelligent Financial Times article opined that the French thrive…

Kate Middleton: A Jewish Arse Astride The Throne of England

A wise Israeli friend tells me Kate Middleton’s mother Carole Goldsmith has a Jewish mother. By Jewish law, if Mrs. Middleton’s mom’s Jewish, Mrs. Middleton’s Jewish.

Be All You Can Be: live green and clean and inexpensively

baskets of apples and squash

Your Manhattan Voyeur soaks up strategies for living a good life 1 Pops of intense color should be in your best tsotchkes, paintings, or even better in flowers. These grab the eye ( as it were) and draw attention away from lesser stuff. 2 Indoor gardeners, hear ye, hear ye. A great garden consists of…

So Manhattan Friends: Let’s Trump Martha Stewart

yellow apple on white plate

Your Manhattan Voyeur’s lean mean strategies for a clean green life   1. Liquid dishwashing soap’s healthier than dry cleaning for food stains on your favorite indoor sweater. Cheaper too. Rub it in, add warm water, rub again and rinse. Presto. No stain. 2. Christmas ornaments cost more than ever (yes Virginia even after Christmas). …

The Poodle Puppy From Hell and The Stealthy Kitty

black poodle puppy next to some colored pencils

In winter months your Manhattan Voyeur turns a sharp eye on the beings with whom I share my indoor landscape, e.g. a gorgeous black poodle puppy to our ménage and I call him the puppy from hell. Every day he invents a new bad behavior. He terrorizes the darling dog for whom he’s supposed to be a companion. He eats his poop.

Category Archives: miscellaneous

This and that. Posts that don’t fit neatly into any other category.

Michael Douglas Throat Cancer News: A false step?

I worked for Michael Douglas (supposedly running his film production company, but that’s a whole other story) for four years during his heyday in the late 1980’s.  No matter how difficult he was I was never afraid of him and had great compassion for him. I grew to admire  his great intelligence–primitive, emotional, largely untouched…

Don’t Bank at J.P. Morgan Chase. Chase Mugs Clients.

It started last week when I was mugged on the Madison Avenue bus. Then I was mugged seven more times by J.P.Morgan Chase bank. Buyer beware of too big to fail/jail banks.

Black Men Lead Us: and I’m Not Just Talking President Obama

Do white people have soul? Black men make poetry in every day life, perhaps in part because they are among the most oppressed adults in our society,  And this singular group that populates our prisons is also perhaps the most influential in driving the culture of human interaction. Let’s start with the poignance of calling…

Attention Mayor Bloomberg: Watch “Changing Minds at Concord High School”

The other night a schoolteacher friend dragged me to a moving and mind-blowing screening of an important documentary: Changing Minds at Concord High School.

I Hate Verizon. I Like AT&T

My First Cellphone Your voyeur recently purchased her first cell phone.  I’d gotten by nicely cadging other people’s phones when I needed,  But when a doorman wouldn’t reveal the room number of a physical therapist I wanted to visit I joined the plugged-in horde. Since I own an iPad I was counseled to purchase a…

CUT THE CRAP NEWS

Why do we in the US feel we must be always happy?  That throbbing vein in our culture renders us jealous and sore. Why?  Because  it’s impossible.  I bet we scarf down more anti-depressants than people in other countries. Other countries have other problems. A recent intelligent Financial Times article opined that the French thrive…

Kate Middleton: A Jewish Arse Astride The Throne of England

A wise Israeli friend tells me Kate Middleton’s mother Carole Goldsmith has a Jewish mother. By Jewish law, if Mrs. Middleton’s mom’s Jewish, Mrs. Middleton’s Jewish.

Be All You Can Be: live green and clean and inexpensively

baskets of apples and squash

Your Manhattan Voyeur soaks up strategies for living a good life 1 Pops of intense color should be in your best tsotchkes, paintings, or even better in flowers. These grab the eye ( as it were) and draw attention away from lesser stuff. 2 Indoor gardeners, hear ye, hear ye. A great garden consists of…

So Manhattan Friends: Let’s Trump Martha Stewart

yellow apple on white plate

Your Manhattan Voyeur’s lean mean strategies for a clean green life   1. Liquid dishwashing soap’s healthier than dry cleaning for food stains on your favorite indoor sweater. Cheaper too. Rub it in, add warm water, rub again and rinse. Presto. No stain. 2. Christmas ornaments cost more than ever (yes Virginia even after Christmas). …

The Poodle Puppy From Hell and The Stealthy Kitty

black poodle puppy next to some colored pencils

In winter months your Manhattan Voyeur turns a sharp eye on the beings with whom I share my indoor landscape, e.g. a gorgeous black poodle puppy to our ménage and I call him the puppy from hell. Every day he invents a new bad behavior. He terrorizes the darling dog for whom he’s supposed to be a companion. He eats his poop.

Category Archives: miscellaneous

This and that. Posts that don’t fit neatly into any other category.

Michael Douglas Throat Cancer News: A false step?

I worked for Michael Douglas (supposedly running his film production company, but that’s a whole other story) for four years during his heyday in the late 1980’s.  No matter how difficult he was I was never afraid of him and had great compassion for him. I grew to admire  his great intelligence–primitive, emotional, largely untouched…

Don’t Bank at J.P. Morgan Chase. Chase Mugs Clients.

It started last week when I was mugged on the Madison Avenue bus. Then I was mugged seven more times by J.P.Morgan Chase bank. Buyer beware of too big to fail/jail banks.

Black Men Lead Us: and I’m Not Just Talking President Obama

Do white people have soul? Black men make poetry in every day life, perhaps in part because they are among the most oppressed adults in our society,  And this singular group that populates our prisons is also perhaps the most influential in driving the culture of human interaction. Let’s start with the poignance of calling…

Attention Mayor Bloomberg: Watch “Changing Minds at Concord High School”

The other night a schoolteacher friend dragged me to a moving and mind-blowing screening of an important documentary: Changing Minds at Concord High School.

I Hate Verizon. I Like AT&T

My First Cellphone Your voyeur recently purchased her first cell phone.  I’d gotten by nicely cadging other people’s phones when I needed,  But when a doorman wouldn’t reveal the room number of a physical therapist I wanted to visit I joined the plugged-in horde. Since I own an iPad I was counseled to purchase a…

CUT THE CRAP NEWS

Why do we in the US feel we must be always happy?  That throbbing vein in our culture renders us jealous and sore. Why?  Because  it’s impossible.  I bet we scarf down more anti-depressants than people in other countries. Other countries have other problems. A recent intelligent Financial Times article opined that the French thrive…

Kate Middleton: A Jewish Arse Astride The Throne of England

A wise Israeli friend tells me Kate Middleton’s mother Carole Goldsmith has a Jewish mother. By Jewish law, if Mrs. Middleton’s mom’s Jewish, Mrs. Middleton’s Jewish.

Be All You Can Be: live green and clean and inexpensively

baskets of apples and squash

Your Manhattan Voyeur soaks up strategies for living a good life 1 Pops of intense color should be in your best tsotchkes, paintings, or even better in flowers. These grab the eye ( as it were) and draw attention away from lesser stuff. 2 Indoor gardeners, hear ye, hear ye. A great garden consists of…

So Manhattan Friends: Let’s Trump Martha Stewart

yellow apple on white plate

Your Manhattan Voyeur’s lean mean strategies for a clean green life   1. Liquid dishwashing soap’s healthier than dry cleaning for food stains on your favorite indoor sweater. Cheaper too. Rub it in, add warm water, rub again and rinse. Presto. No stain. 2. Christmas ornaments cost more than ever (yes Virginia even after Christmas). …

The Poodle Puppy From Hell and The Stealthy Kitty

black poodle puppy next to some colored pencils

In winter months your Manhattan Voyeur turns a sharp eye on the beings with whom I share my indoor landscape, e.g. a gorgeous black poodle puppy to our ménage and I call him the puppy from hell. Every day he invents a new bad behavior. He terrorizes the darling dog for whom he’s supposed to be a companion. He eats his poop.