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May 2013

Can’t We All Just Get A Lawn? (REVISITED)

In 2007, post-Katrina, pre-Sandy, and on the day before Groundhog’s Day in the midst of one of the warmest winters we had seen—until the Winter of 2011/2012 that followed soon after—I wrote this op-ed piece for Metro. I see no need to amend it now, because unfortunately it still rings …

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Hoboken on the S.L.Y.

Originally published on hMAG.com – May 7, 2013 It has long been maintained that there are two main groups in Hoboken—the Bn’Rs (Born n’ Raised) and the Yuppies (young urban professionals). The classifications have absolutely nothing to do with how long a “resident” has actually resided here. Hoboken is the …

Why You Gotta Be a Cicada-Hatah???

I wrote this nine years ago, meaning it has been nine years since the last media $#!+storm surrounding the “17-year Brood.” For any entomologists, or even basic math students reading this, the 2013 “17-year Brood” is Brood II—a different brood, but the same f**king absurdity when it comes to coverage. …