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Probably a few years before CIA meant Central Intelligence Agency it meant Culinary Institute of America. When I was a kid we had family on my father's side who lived in the Hudson Valley not too far from Hyde Park. I began liking to cook already at a pretty young age and was fascinated by the big building we passed on Route 9 north of Poughkeepsie that I was told was a college for chefs.
Hyde Park really isn’t that far from where I mostly grew up ...
... in education at public schools for 6 years, and then had the opportunity to do some Magazine work at Times Magazine etc in the good old days, as he put it, when he had a bar in his office and everyone smoked all day. Then he moved from 'for profit' to 'not-for-profit' organisations, and has done bits of consulting all the way through. Another, somewhat younger guy (maybe a bit younger than me, maybe same age, but I reckon early 20s). He seemed to know, or know of 'other Bob'. ...
... and from there walk over to Times Square and have a wander. After my wanderings, I will subway it to the World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial. That will be followed by another subway trip up to the Highline - a park that occupies a disused New York Central Railroad spur. I won't walk all the way along - I may head back towards the end of my trip. I will then have a stroll down W 23rd Street and through Madison Square Park, where I will catch the subway back up to ...
... which is now the tallest building in the U.S. It was pride weekend in NYC (and I think Chicago) so there were lots of festivities going on, including an anti-discrimination protest. Gerard met us for a beer at a tavern that him and Kim used to visit when they lived in the city and then he led us on a series of subway rides to get back to Grand Central. The NY subways are full of interesting characters – from a beautiful African American opera singer giving an ...
... student fancy dress party). It was at this event I put the magical powers of mistletoe to the test. If she did remember seeing me there, she was very polite and said she didn't. After 12 hours of me being there, the daughter had left.
On another night, the mother and I started tucking into some wine from Santorini while her husband was at some work drinks. When he got back, ...