March 1st, 2005

Internet Cafe

On Clinton Street, off Houston, is a café that provides a wireless internet connection for one dollar for the whole day. Good place to get a coffee, a Danish, and check yer email. This place has an ambience that seems much less slick and artificial than Starbucks, for sure.


Under no circumstances shall I discuss the anniversary of my birth many years ago, because inevitably someone will ask me just how MANY years ago it happens to be. I will say, however, that on the stereo I'm playing a piece from the soundtrack of that marvelous motion picture, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" The song is by the Foggy Bottom Boys. "I am a man of constant sorrow." For those who don't know me very well, this is another example of my ironic humor. These days there is little for me to whine about. Especially when the household staff, at the direction of my most gracious hostess, presents me a generous portion of sweetness with which to celebrate.