New York City is the only place I want to be.

Me in Manhattan last week

reface: As I write this I am painfully aware that there are people in New York City — in the borough of Manhattan — who do not have even a moment to be circumspect. To contemplate gratitude. I’ve been in more than a few dire situations in my life, not the least of which is that I was the lead reconnaissance driver for the Red Cross in the city of New Orleans in the weeks following…