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Haiku and other NYC-inspired poetry

By Chuck Posted: Feb. 2, 2021, 7:52 p.m.

Snow forces a choice

exercise or hibernate

if bear, choose second

Is David Byrne a time traveler? I always felt a certain prophetic quality to this song, and now it just sounds... imminent.

I would give all my earthly possessions and ethereal financial assets for a trip i...

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#WallStreetBets #GameStop and Why I'm Short

By Chuck Posted: Jan. 31, 2021, 6:48 p.m.

No, I'm not short any of the recently crazed stonks like $GME, $AMC, $BB or $BBBY. I have no idea how that whole mess will turn out so I'm avoiding it like the plague, and I'm not talking about some fake TV plague, I'm talking about the real thing with folks burning their nei...

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Back in Reality

By Chuck Posted: Jan. 28, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

(Once again, I haven't quite got the picture I want, not due to technical difficulties this time but to not having had the opportunity to take the shot. Check this post again if you want the accompanying visual.)

New York City looked so beautiful from the air. We approached ...

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Thank you, Mexico

By Chuck Posted: Jan. 25, 2021, 8:54 a.m.

(The Internet connection at this place in Cabo is terrible and won't allow me to upload a photo, but I want to get this post up before I leave. Check back later if you want to see it with the pic.)

It has been a while since I sat down with the intention of writing a blog post...

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Inauguration

By Chuck Posted: Jan. 20, 2021, 1:15 a.m.

Sorry, but I find it disturbing that the new president will be sworn in surrounded by 40,000 troops instead of by adoring crowds of supporters and well wishers.

At the same time, I'm not worried.

More here

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Guys Named "Captain"

By Chuck Posted: Dec. 31, 2020, 4:29 p.m.

For 2021, I have but one New Year's resolution,

and I will honor it come Hell or high water (especially come high water!): I will become a guy named "Captain." I like the sound of "Captain Chuck" or "Capitano Carlos," don't you?

I wish I could claim ownership of the "Guys Na...

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And Now a Little Musical Interlude

By Chuck Posted: Dec. 29, 2020, 12:31 a.m.

I usually don't like listening to myself, but I've always kinda liked this one.

CharlieHipHop ยท Rocker (Dirty) - CharlieHipHop and the Rubber Band

This one is pretty cool too. I remember the day we recorded it in Serge's little Greenpoint studio like it was yesterday.

Ch...

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Would You Have Had the Guts?

By Chuck Posted: Dec. 21, 2020, 11:46 p.m.

Watch this

Its excellent

If you were living in the Antebellum South pre-1860 as a white person, would you have had the guts to stand up and declare slavery immoral and reprehensible, even if it meant you would be declared insane and unemployable? Would you have been willing...

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Check the Podcast

By Chuck Posted: Dec. 19, 2020, 1:18 a.m.

Just a reminder to check the podcast. Sometimes stories are better told by spoken word or music than through text and pictures.

Sometimes they're better told through video, and I promise there will be video within a week or two of the point at which I set sail which should ...

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Perros, Gatos, y La Gente

By Chuck Posted: Dec. 15, 2020, 12:20 a.m.

Where to begin?

You think to yourself, "How can I just pedal my bicycle the beach and lounge about in the warm sun reading, striking up the odd conversation, swimming here and there for exercise and joy when the whole world has gone insane and people are lining up to be probed...

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