February 22, 2021 Weather: Rain and snow expected, with a high of 39 degrees.
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Garrison Keillor is living far from Lake Wobegon — as he put it in the New Hampshire Union-Leader — “in the liberal tribal reservation of Manhattan’s Upper West Side.” He was recently vaccinated, and in the fifteen minutes he waited to see if he’d have a reaction, he wrote a poem:
The clinic that offers vaccine
Resembles a well-run machine,
I got my shot,
Sat down, was not
Dizzy or hot or pale green,
Loss of reflex,
Skin wasn’t waxy
So I hopped in a taxi…
Click the Union-Leader link for more, along with spot-on advice about how to behave as a septuagenarian.
“A smoldering cigarette apparently sparked the fire” that killed a 72-year-old Upper West Side woman last Wednesday night, according to amny. “Law enforcement sources said the fire broke out at about 8 p.m. on Feb. 17 inside a third-floor apartment within a building at the Douglass Houses located at 845 Columbus Avenue (W. 101st – 102nd.) Twenty FDNY units with 78 firefighters responded to the fire. While battling the blaze, police reported, firefighters discovered the victim, unconscious and unresponsive, and pulled her out of the burning building.”
Editor’s Note: An entry about Da Homeless Hero has been removed for updating. Some original comments remain.