Tag Archives: Container Diaries

RIP JAMES “JOCKO” NOFTELL

Received a bit of sad news this morning. Jocko passed away after an illness that he was being treated for for many months. He was 68 years old. Jocko’s family had a service the last couple of days. Then the … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, James "Jocko" Noftell | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

31 INCHES

That’s what I hear. Holy Toledo! New York City, with their skyscrapers and everything. Stay safe. Wish I was in Prospect Park right now. Three Devils. Cherry Hill. Suicide Hill. I’d even go for throwing a few snowballs around. -Red … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, New York City | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

THEY CALL HIM MELO, MELO

Walking past the newsstand on ninth street and fifth avenue I glance at the stack of newspapers. There’s the Post and the Daily News piled high. The stack for the New York Times not so high.  I stop and flip … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Timboo's | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

BOY, BOY, CRAZY BOY

A little after midnight I have a hard time falling asleep. It’s been like this lately. Tossing and turning in my bed, spending much time looking up at the ceiling, thinking. Worrying. Stressing. Anxious. In other words, “buggin’ out.” I … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Holy Name | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

NO, I AM YOUR FATHER

Looks like Gooch…

Posted in Blog, Darth Vader | Tagged , | 2 Comments

TEACHER MAN

If my teachers at Holy Name could see me now…

Posted in Holy Name | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

SATURDAY MORNING

I wake up a little after eight. It’s cold in our five-room, railroad apartment. Heat is never on. I sleep with three blankets. Some nights I wear my white tube socks to keep my feet warm. When I was ten, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments