Monthly Archives: February 2011

Rejections “R’ Us

A couple of weeks ago I posted all of my rejected submissions to the NY Times “Metropolitan Diary.” Here’s the latest: Dear Contributor: We have decided not to use your item in Metropolitan Diary. Thank you for thinking of us. Michael … Continue reading

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Always Know Your Audience

There is such a fine line between what’s funny and what’s offensive and I seem to always opt for the lighter side of things.  When I read what British author Martin Amis said when the BBC asked him whether he’d ever … Continue reading

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Books and Friendships

In reading about writers who pay tribute to the books they’ve read that formed them, I can’t help but think about Between the Covers – The Book Babes’ Guide to a Woman’s Reading Pleasures that I exchanged with a friend three … Continue reading

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Golf, Puerto Rican Style

Did I need to go to Winged Foot, Bethpage, St. Andrews, Pebble Beach or Shinnecock to play golf? As if I would’ve been invited  (not in this lifetime anyway.) No way, Jose! Instead, we flew down to P.R. with Diane and Glenn and … Continue reading

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Unpublished Metropolitan Diaries

Those familiar with the Monday New York Times “Metropolitan Diary” feature know that freelance writers are invited to submit a witty slice of New York City life in about 150 words or less. Well, so far I’m batting zero with six … Continue reading

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