No Clubs or Pubs: Drug Dealers sell Coke under Cherry Blossom Trees — COVID Operations

A man limps towards me, dreadlocks tickling his bum, eyes darting up 6th Ave then back at me. ‘Molly, marijuana, ecstasy, LSD, mushroom, quaaludes.”“Not today,” I say.‘Coke?’Usually, the pedestrian crossing would be thick with eyes, but today, it’s just me and a dreadlocked dealer making a marketing pitch in the middle of the street. “Have […] … More No Clubs or Pubs: Drug Dealers sell Coke under Cherry Blossom Trees — COVID Operations

Boat to City

Dear Readers, The voyage at sea is now over, but a new journey is beginning. Come join me as I write about life in New York City during the time of Corona. Come check out my new blog, COVID Operations. I’m spreading sanity during the Pandemic.

Komodo Dragon: Domesticated or Fierce?

Komodo National Park, famous for bacteria breathing dragons and coral reef that blossoms like grandma’s front garden, is located halfway across the Indonesian archipelago. We sailed over 1000 miles to get here from Australia and during that two-month voyage, I’ve rendezvoused with whale sharks, manta rays, tribal chiefs, local mafia, turtles, asylum seekers, dolphins, monkeys … More Komodo Dragon: Domesticated or Fierce?