Category Archives: Paths Crossed

Paths crossed: special grief over Floyd Cardoz

At his Manhattan restaurant, Tabla, Floyd Cardoz offered me the finest meal I’ve ever had in my life of fine meals. Impossible to describe really, except to say no one at our table chatted while eating — not even to … Continue reading

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Paths crossed: Al Shanker and some challah dough

Al Shanker was a sexy guy who baked bread. Richard Kahlenberg’s “A School Strike That Never Quite Ended,”¬†opinion piece in the Times reminded me about the 1960’s Ocean Hill-Brownsville public school upheaval, as well as a separate recollection of meeting … Continue reading

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Paths Crossed: The largest musical instrument in the entire universe

I wrote this some years ago. This week, when I read the Times obit for a remarkable man, Dionisio Lind, the singular musician of the largest musical instrument in the entire universe, I felt it was a good time to … Continue reading

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