Archive for January, 2010

Happy New Year

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Well, I was pretty pleased with myself when I managed to post the day after Christmas.  Now I realize that was a month ago and nothing has happened here since then.  Ah, well, I’ll look for validation elsewhere.  I have nothing to post.  But I did change the image at the top of the page. That’s something, right?

Wait, I do have this. On the weekend a guy in a truck comes to my neighborhood to sharpen knives.  He stops, rings a bell and waits.  People emerge from buildings bearing knives, scissors and other bladed household items and he sharpens them while you wait next to his truck.

I love it. It makes me feel like I’m not too late to experience old New York City.  The age of people delivering to our neighborhood is ending. Ice deliveries are long gone, daily newspapers are dying and the U.S. Mail doesn’t matter anymore. But we still have this.  It’s the bell, that’s what makes it so great.

Sorry the photo’s crap, but here it is: