Home Sick

Not as in I’m homesick, but I’m home sick. I don’t feel like doing anything. I think I have just enough food in the house to get by. Hey, before I forget, is anyone going to Jon Stewart’s Return to Sanity rally? I’m thinking of going. It’s so easy. DC is very close for me.

Anyway, I’ve been doing a ton of reading about Haydn, and what popped out for me were the affairs he had. The man was a musical genius, but I’m afraid that this is what I plan to write about. Sorry, Haydn. His wife was having an affair too by the way, so I don’t get the sense that anyone was hurt. I just can’t resist these letters he wrote.

I’ve often thought this building on the corner of Perry, Waverly and Seventh Avenue was like a mini-West Village Flatiron Building.


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “Home Sick

  1. You know, I kind of like the idea of Jon Stewart’s rally.

    I was talking about politics with a friend earlier.

    And we decided:

    1) a tax cut for people who make under $250,000 a year is a good idea;
    2) a tax cut for people making under $250,000 a year and also people who make over $250,000 is also a good idea.

    Both are good ideas. For some people making a statement is more important, and for some people expanding the economy is more important, but basically both are good ideas.

    However, to hear this discussed by our left/right politicians, you would think that tyranny lay with one decision and utopia with the other decision.

    (Oh, and just to sharpen the perspective, there are no tax cuts. The tax cuts took place early on in the last administration. Now what they brave new world crowd is referring to as “tax cuts” are actually discussions of tax raises…

    So I kind of like the idea of a sanity rally.

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