Bourbon Cowboy

The adventures of an urbane bar-hopping transplant to New York.

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Location: New York, New York, United States

I'm a storyteller in the New York area who is a regular on NPR's "This American Life" and at shows around the city. Moved to New York in 2006 and am working on selling a memoir of my years as a greeting card writer, and (as a personal, noncommercial obsession) a nonfiction book called "How to Love God Without Being a Jerk." My agent is Adam Chromy at Artists and Artisans. If you came here after hearing about my book on "This American Life" and Googling my name, the "How to Love God" book itself isn't in print yet, and may not even see print in its current form (I'm focusing on humorous memoir), but here's a sample I've posted in case you're curious anyway: Sample How To Love God Introduction, Pt. 1 of 3. Or just look through the archives for September 18, 2007.) The book you should be expecting is the greeting card book, about which more information is pending. Keep checking back!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Garbage Can on Fire

You read that correctly. Yesterday I was standing at the intersection of 70th and Columbus, waiting for the light to change, when I smelled something funny, like a distant chimney. As I sniffed and tried to identify it, a man passing by said, "Dude! Be careful!" Puzzled, I turned...and saw the fire you see in the above photo. I was standing where the stain is. I did not cause the stain.

A few moments after I took the picture, a young man from the deli on that corner came out with a pail of water and doused the fire. Then the light changed and it was time to move on. But man--no wonder the city never sleeps. Parts of it are surprisingly combustible.



Blogger Sneb said...

You always see interesting things.

1/07/2008 11:38 AM  
Blogger Jon88 said...

A friend (who lives elsewhere) refers to NYC as "the city that never sleeps, which is why everybody there is always so cranky."

1/09/2008 11:21 AM  

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