Wednesday, June 24, 2009

If you live in NYC & have the time, stop by Heckscher softball field #1 (Central Park - 63rd St.) on Thursday, June 25 at 7pm. I'll be wearing my #44 jersey - so stop by & say hello. I'll be pitching for my team…

Thursday, June 18, 2009

What's Hot on

LASTING LUST is on the "What's Hot" list at the homepage of There's something for everyone in this book.

Also, for those of you who wish to contact me on my Facebook account, you can reach me on my new address -

Thank you & have a great day!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Subway Series

Whether you're a Yankee fan or a Met fan - this is a good weekend for baseball in New York. Both teams are fighting for first place, both are showing off their new ballparks (actually, the Yankees are the home team this time around) and both are showing off some great new players.

So, if you have the time, sneak in a few innings, or maybe a whole game, and enjoy America's pastime played on the biggest stage in the country.

Mets vs. Yankees - June 12-14

Monday, June 1, 2009

Spring '09 - Swine Flu Central, New York City

Who knew that a few teenaged dickheads, who were innocently (yeah right) enjoying their Spring Break down in Old Mexico would cause such a sensation. Bringing back the ultimate souvenir, they returned to school in Queens, and then history was made. POW!!! New York City - particularly Queens, has become Swine Flu Central. Every person in the borough, I mean EVERY person, has either had symptoms, the full-blown thing, or at least knows someone who has. Yours truly is no exception!

Last Sunday I started getting the body aches, and by Monday the fever. Mind you, before I go any further with this, I did get my "normal" flu shot back in October. So, by Monday night I was feeling like shit - burning up with fever (and not in a good way), body ached, started coughing…you get the picture. I thought I was recovering the next day, but it was all hopeful bullshit. I was actually getting worse. My temperature climbed to 102, I was still coughing, and I felt like I got hit by a truck.

On Wednesday, I went to my doctor. Son of a bitch would not touch me. No way - I had to get my ass to the emergency room. I don't know if it's a malpractice issue, or maybe they just don't want to bother, but some doctors seem to be taking the low road. However, it was no time to bitch and whine - I had to get my sick ass to the hospital. My hospital (not by choice - rather, by pure geography) is Elmhurst.

I don't know how many of you know of Elmhurst Hospital, but it be described as a pit stop. You know, like in auto racing. You get in there, and they work you over at blinding speed, then push you back out there. First, you have to get in. That part takes forever. I waited over four hours before I got to triage. Then, after that, I finally worked my way back to the emergency area. I waited for about a half hour to get a "bed", which is no more than just a gurney. Then the fun began.

A really cute nurse (who may end up in my next story) came over and gave me a combo of pain relievers and fever reducers to swallow. Within a couple hours they were working. Boy, were they working. I was drenched! The sweat dripped off me - I even felt it rolling down my body, which is pretty gross. I stayed this way for a hours. Dripping sweat, uncomfortable in my clothes, sitting up in bed.

About twelve hours after first arriving at the hospital it was over. I was allowed to go home. I was handed several prescriptions, one of them being Tamiflu. This stuff is like gold in these parts. Many seek it out, but so few actually claim it. I was armed with pharmaceutical goodness, and on my way home. I couldn't wait to get there, and take a shower. I survived the swine flu, H1N1, the Mexican Disease, whatever the heck you want to call it. I don't care anymore - tired of talking about it now.

Make love not flu.