R. I. P. James Gandolfini

The greatest Soprano of them all, James Gandolfini, has died in Rome. He was an Italian American of humble origin who won big in the American dream sweepstakes. In an early episode, his therapist asks him if he was depressed. All I can say is I’m depressed because this wonderful actor has departed the scene much too soon.The illustration is by Jim Margulies and was featured in amNewYork.

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Out my apartment window looking north

Mail AttachmentIMG_0087Welcome to my apartment. In back of me is Frank Galuszka’s oil. He painted it in Romania many years ago.I bought it in Rome and brought it back to NYC. I can look out my window from where I’m sitting. Isn’t this spooky? Sometimes lightening strikes the Empire State building.

This is from my window.