Friday, November 18, 2011
a sneak peek at 'where the planes fly low'!!
folks, here's a little look at some of what you'll be reading
in one of my newest books, 'Where The Planes Fly Low'. this
book is a collection of thoughts about growing up in a part
of New York City that gets overlooked, but can never really be
undervalued, Southeast Queens. it's where i was raised and
where i still continue to live to this day. observe:
"There's really no other way to explain it. It's evident whether
you're driving in, flying in or on the train riding in. God made
Southeast Queens for the serene. Your knee-jerk reaction to those
words, no doubt, is to declare them AND me full of enough..manure
to grow 2 acres of tomatoes. Followed by enough cries of derision
to make someone feel like an outfielder at Yankee Stadium. But I
ask that you bear with me for a bit.
Queens is the biggest borough out of the five that make up New
York City, right? But even with this fact on the table, it is the
most maligned. Except for Staten Island, loved only by the Wu-Tang
Clan and assorted mobsters and their women. I can't tell you how
many people I've heard run Queens down into the ground. I recall
reading one comment from a friend of a former love interest declaring
that 'nothing but ugly people live in Queens'. Which was pretty
funny coming from a girl whose profile pics made her look like a
Dominican love child of Groucho Marx. We're grouped into the 'bridge
and tunnel' crowd that clubgoers love to use as a benchmark for
the uncool. I can't say I blame them. It is uncool to live in an
area where you actually can get some sleep without hearing a drunken
argument at 3 AM every night. It's not hip to actually get a dose
of fresh air. With the exception of Bricktown, we do smell better
overall and we only share part of a canal that could be radioactive."
hope you enjoyed, until the next time!!!