Schubin Chronicles

Chronicles Introduction

Early in September of 2001, my wife was working in Sicily, and I happened to be in New York’s World Trade Center a number of times, returning each evening to […]  More

A different anniversary

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a deadly act of terror. I’ve been thinking of the citizens paralyzed with fear and the suspect (apparently of Middle-Eastern heritage) positively identified […]  More

Boo, not boom

Once again, I am in a TV-production truck outside the Metropolitan Opera House. That’s less usual now than it used to be. Even before September 11, the Met had been […]  More

Happy Patriots Day!

Last week I had to attend a business event at the “New York, New York” complex in Las Vegas. At one corner, there is a reproduction of the Statue of […]  More

The Ideas of March

Today is Easter. Today is also Passover. That’s not an unusual circumstance. Easter currently falls on the first Sunday after the paschal full moon. Paschal is the adjective for something […]  More


Like almost everyone I know, I have a conditioned reflex to another person’s sneeze. Some people say “bless you” or “God bless you;” I was taught to say “gesundheit” — […]  More

I read the Times today, oh boy!

The “Sunday Styles” section of The New York Times is not about Sunday and not much about styles. It’s as close as the Times gets to gossip. I don’t mean […]  More

Farewell, flighty February

New Yorkers are very friendly. I flew 11 times this month. Number 10 was on Monday, the US Airways Shuttle from LaGuardia in New York to Logan in Boston. At […]  More

Presidents Day

I saw Marty on Wednesday night for the first time in years. We used to spend a lot of time together. Marty used to live in what is now my […]  More

Transports of delight

On Sunday morning, a man arrived at the departures level of terminal C at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. He had no baggage to check. He had a one-way ticket, […]  More

New York words

On Tuesday, the weather was so glorious as I rode around Central Park that I could almost forget the lack of snow. The waterfowl were here in force. There were […]  More

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