Bridges and Tunnels

The Lincoln Tunnel was a sublime passage. Terrifying to think of the worst case scenario, and glorious to think of the triumph over natural obstacles. It was both, as were all the bridges and tunnels into and around New York City. They all started in the human imagination and now made us physically more connected,Continue reading “Bridges and Tunnels”

Oval Illusion

The car made the turn onto a service road across from the Treasury Department building and through what looked to be the south lawn and came to stop at a walkway. “Okay, Simone and Rai” Craig was indicating it was time to exit. “Thanks Craig.” Simone said opening the door. Nerves set in for bothContinue reading “Oval Illusion”

330 Million Saviors

“I can’t pay you.” Brian told Rai with measured empathy, his feet half out of his new leather loafers, exposing a fetching pair of burgundy and navy socks. Fashion is a fruit of wealth, and it was always harvest here at the Union League of Philadelphia. “I know.” Rai’s answer came quickly because he alreadyContinue reading “330 Million Saviors”

Insurrection Incarnation

“How bad is it?” She peered through her black, thick-rimmed glasses as she shifted elegantly in the soft leather seat. “Badly” Rai returned matter-of-factly. “You okay?” Simone was as close to a guardian angel as they came. She knew instinctually when people were in pain, distress, or even slightly out of balance, and could timeContinue reading “Insurrection Incarnation”