Blog entries by Cloudyskies

What Happened and Other Stuff
In America, everyone carries his or her own personal water bottle or coffee around. You’ll see people with them on the streets, in cars, on public...
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I came across an ad on Facebook for a book about The Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island, USA, in 2003 that killed 100 people and injured many...
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Another travelogue … Impressive. Panache. Enchanting. Beau monde. Artistic. Paris is all of these things. Its attraction is undeniable. It had me...
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A travelogue … The culturally bloated, artistic, and liberal city of Amsterdam, with its eight hundred thousand bicycle population, copious...
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A raw account, the year, 2009 … I barely slept last night. Weak as a week’s worth of ill-begotten aims, I’m drained, emotionally, having suffered...
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We’ve all had those moments when life feels like too much to handle. With all the demands in our modern world, it’s no wonder that we often feel...
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The following dialogue is not make-believe. It is real. The ensuing anecdote is also real and has not been fabricated in any way. “This is my...
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My 9th grade (age 14) journal writing I submitted to class … It was December 24, 1991, Christmas Eve. I was in the car bobbing my head side to...
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“I vill betz two hundred,” said the well-groomed German man. His movements were methodical; this newly acquired courage at the stroke of midnight...
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An email, which may or may not contain hyperbole, that I sent to my brother-in-law in Germany some years back … American sensibilities and the...
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It was our home away from home, our shoulder to lean on. It filled the void in our depraved apartment-furnishing existence. It was nothing other...
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In the third month of the Obama Administration’s first term, I fulfilled a rather dutiful obligation. I signed up for a long-anticipated German...
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“Dave, you have a call on line one,” Patti whispered into the phone. “Any idea if it`s a client?” I asked. This time, “Neil Muh-call-ee” was on...
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Chivalry was alive and well in my world. Staring destiny in the face, and despite the complicated nature of my intentions, my greater self...
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Disclaimer: I’m embarrassed to even post this. It could have been written by a teenager. But what better place to showcase a piece of...
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When I first moved to NYC in 2010, I arrived without a job. I was, of course, the trailing spouse as my wife, on the other hand, had arrived to...
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Years ago, I attended a holiday work party at a nice little Italian restaurant in town. There was good company, good food, and the wine was...
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Some more navel-gazing, some years back … In life’s greatest celebrations, one must drink champagne. Not only does its company imply a heightened...
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