The Newtown Pentacle

Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi

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The Empty Corridor, in today’s post.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

DULIE, or Down Under the Long Island Expressway in Long Island City, is actually quite a busy place during the work week. On the weekends, however, the nickname I’ve assigned the area is “The Empty Corridor.” Last Saturday I found myself wandering about LIC, which was on my way to Greenpoint via the Pulaski Bridge. The light was pretty good on Saturday, and the weather tolerable to one such as myself.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

I’ve been stuck in the house for so long that I recently found myself chiding Our Lady of the Pentacle for her arrangement of cutlery in the drying rack found alongside the sink (forks down, spoons up), and realized that hell or high water – I had to get out and take a long walk to regain some perspective. Viking Hell be damned. I’m happy to report that the cat colony alongside the UPS facility on 51st avenue seems to be in fine fettle despite the vagaries of winter.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

In actuality, I’ve been making good use of any interval wherein polar temperatures and ice falling from the sky were not experienced. The shot above is actually from Sunnyside, sometime last week. As mentioned in prior posts, I’ve been studying up on both Sunnyside and the rail yards which figure massively in the current Mayor’s plans for so called “affordable housing.” More on that later in the week.

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  1. How do you position a spork?

    georgetheatheist . . . how dry I am

    March 2, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    • Tines down

      Mitch Waxman

      March 2, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      • Tell us why you position the spoons bowl up, please. I’m assuming so that germs do not congregate in the bowl of a bottom-positioned spoon? A spork is a semi-spoon/fork. If the tines of the spork are positioned downward, 50% of those germs may possibly congregate in the spork’s half bowl, no?

        georgetheatheist . . . how dry I am

        March 3, 2015 at 8:40 am

      • Things with pointy bits face down. Safety first

        Mitch Waxman

        March 3, 2015 at 9:27 am

  2. I position my utensil drying little box contraption at the rear of the dish drying rack. Far enough away from my getting inadvertently poked. My knives (expensive Wüsthoffs), forks and spoons all go in with the handles down. I exercise care and have never been accidentally stabbed by anything yet. If you position the tines, points, and bowls downward resting at the bottom of the utensil drying little box contraption, you risk their breakage and possibly their contamination with germs. Have you ever really, really looked at what’s at the bottom of your box contraption?

    georgetheatheist . . . how dry I am

    March 3, 2015 at 12:14 pm

  3. […] my own invention, “The House of Moses” is appropriately used when you find yourself on Borden Avenue in LIC, or Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint, in certain parts of Astoria, or even here along the East River […]


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