The best time to buy or sell items

It’s March and I see Dept 56 Christmas Decorations listed on eBay. If you don’t start out thinking, “Is this the right season to sell this item?” you’re going to get absolute bottom dollar for the product. Now, if you are a Dept 56 collector, this is the BEST time to purchase. Even better would be to search Dept 65 …

No more resolutions when life-changes need to happen

Every year I think I repeat more than half of the resolutions I made the previous year. Eat healthier, work out, etc etc. After making my resolutions, I never start on them. I just kind of expect them to happen if I say it on 12/31. Or maybe I start and then mess up once, so I have no accountability …

Homeless on the streets of NYC

“My hands and feet are numb. Nothing I lean against while I’m outside is warm. No quantity of layered blankets while laying on a park bench can compare to the temperature of the sleeping environment of being inside. I stay on the train until I get kicked out, I find an undetected cubby inside large buildings until I get kicked …

Would you pay over one million dollars on eBay?

So many times, people will look to eBay for cheaper products than what they can pay for them in physical stores. Personally, I’m always looking to spend less than $200 on items when thinking about purchases. What would you think about spending over one million dollars through eBay? Here are some options that are live now if you so wish …

What do I enjoy doing?

I grew up around cows and horses where homeless didn’t exist. A group of us moved to the inner-city of Tampa to start a ministry where I was then surrounded by clubs, prostitutes, drugs, homeless, at-risk and under-served families. The cows and horses are nowhere in sight. I found that I worked best in the city where there is a …

Tales from the Tunnel – Morning Math

If I take all local trains to work, it’s 21 stops. If I’m able to transfer to express trains, it’s only 12. Best case scenario of catching the express trains reduces my transit time 10 minutes. The fastest i can get to work on the best case scenario is 45 minutes and that’s if i arrive to each platform the …

How to do Times Square on New Years Eve

I live in New York so I should try everything. Going to see the ball drop at Times Square on New Year’s Eve is not something that you catch locals doing! This is why we are not normal NYC residents. We left our apartment at 1pm and got to the 1 train stop at 42nd St around 1:30pm. From here, …

Hurricane Sandy left Chelsea housing with no power or water

It has now been five days without power or water in the Elliot-Chelsea Housing Projects between 25th and 26th streets and 9th and 10th avenues. The New York Dream Center has been assisting with donated non-perishable food, water, candles, hot meals and hopefully today we will be able to provide insulin for those that need it. Tuesday started with a …

Hurricane Sandy – Washington Heights Aftermath

I am more than blessed to live on higher ground in New York City. I still have power, water, gas and nothing is flooded. Washington Heights sits on top of a hill (I’m guessing) 80-100 feet above sea level. I would like to find out exactly how high up we are from the water. Most of everyone I know were …

Hurricane Sandy – yet another storm to hit NYC

The checkout line at Trader Joe’s wraps all the way around the store. “Don’t worry about the line because we have 29 registers to help you!” says the sign at the 30 minute mark. I finally checkout with all of my Pumpkin Party goods and a few “storm foods” that I picked up. Some people had a full cart of …