Showing posts from December, 2009

Time flies

Here it is, december.... it's the end of a decade. 2000 - 09.... now that kind of went fast didn't it. I remember new year's from 1999 to 2000. All the fears about Y2K, the illusions, expectations, dreams. The confusion: "Is it the beginning of the 21st century?" ( It wasn't. The 21st century started in 2001) But it was the beginning of something. and now, here we are, 9 years into the 21st century, and so much has happened.

Let's begin with Tuesday, September 11, 2001 because that day changed the world... literally. I must say that for a native New Yorker Sept 11 was a kick in the crotch, even more so than to the nation as a whole BUT, New Yorkers took it more in stride than the rest of the US. It's incredible that the rest of the US needed to be reminded of that constantly. People who have never been to NY, who see it as a nest of vipers, a place full of sin, etc. made 9/11 their mantra. And in the process, they cheapened everything related to it. Th…

By the Seine

By the Seine, originally uploaded by Leo el Feo. Self portrait by the Seine in Paris, late 2006