EID MURABAK!

Some thoughts and reflections from my own religious exposure in NYC from my childhood, and being a NYC public school student.

When I was growing up in the 1970s in Brooklyn (Canarsie, and then Mill Basin/Flatbush), everyone was either Jewish or Catholic. Then, of course, you were either RELIGIOUS or NOT RELIGIOUS.

Eventually, I met a little girl in the 2nd grade whom I befriended, and she said that she was “Protestant”. So that made for three possible religious choices that I knew of as a kid.

Once we moved from Brooklyn to Staten Island, not much seemed…


This is a short observational article about crimes of all kinds against immigrants, and how they often go unreported.

E-bike Crime has been an unfortunate, and regular occurrence here in NYC.

Sometimes, the victims are “lucky” to come back to find their E-bike was merely missing, vs. being held up at knifepoint or gunpoint, which has been the recent problem with the string of robberies in East Harlem. An armed gang of men on motorcycles terrorized E-bike deliverymen all of February. …


By Kama Linden

Having recently been to a Dermatologist for my skin cancer screening, I wanted to warn people who are about to do the same, in honor of May being skin cancer awareness month. By all means, you should have your skin checked yearly, no matter your tone or complexion, however, I want to make you aware of certain scare tactics that some dermatologists will use in order to upsell you on unnecessary and COSTLY procedures, usually NOT covered by insurance for a reason: they are BOGUS!!!

I am also continuing with the idea that the kind of health…


I have been an employee of various HEALTH CLUBS for over 2 decades, and now, am a member of a gym so that I can use the pool. On both sides of the coin, I can tell you first hand that there is something about the HEALTH CLUB environment that breeds toxic behavior, especially amongst low-level managers, as well as competitive, back-biting instructors, sales managers, and more. …


I bought my co-op in Norwood in late February 2002. I had the worst realtor ever. When I asked her about pets, she laughed and said, “anything but horses!”. Sure enough, my board interview, which was 2 people in their pajamas on a Monday night around 8 pm after work, abruptly said, “no dogs!!!”. I was set to close that week. My Hansel (daschund) would not be coming with me and would continue to live with my mom. …


I bought my co-op in Norwood in late February 2002. I had the worst realtor ever. When I asked her about pets, she laughed and said, “anything but horses!”. Sure enough, my board interview, which was 2 people in their pajamas on a Monday night around 8pm after work, abruptly said, “no dogs!!!”. I was set to close that week. My Hansel would not be coming with me, and would continue to live with my mom. …


I am an avid runner of over 20 years. I have run Central Park, Bronx Park, and various other parks all over the US as well as abroad. In Central Park, I mostly have to fear being hit by cyclists riding in the runner’s lane, or the occasional Parks and Rec truck almost “snowplowing” at full speed into me. However, in what could and should be considered “suburbia” as well as the outer boroughs, as a woman, I have to be more concerned about being attacked while trying to keep myself healthy.

In the Bronx, as well as certain areas…


Don’t penalize the businesses that have been following the rules.

I understand the need to keep New York from going back to the quarantine hell we experienced in March and April. I am one of the many SAG-AFTRA performers (and crew) who was put out of work by the shutdown. I also lost my job teaching at the gym where I taught for 22 years. Right now new restrictions are being put on restaurants and bars to close by 10pm, with indoor dining going back to 25%. The problem is not with the establishments that FOLLOW the rules. …


by Kama Linden

I am a SAG-AFTRA performer who had very good insurance through our Union. Every doctor was willing to take Anthem (Blue Cross). I could be seen the same day for everything from bronchitis to a hand injury. However, the Board of Trustees has decided to kick thousands of members to the curb because, according to the Board, “seven members had bills of over 1 million dollars”, including a premature baby who needed “many procedures”. …


In the time of COVID, during the first month or so I wore my hood mask when I ran outside, “microbanned” every surface from the Step I would use in the garage and in the park, to my doorknobs, and wore gloves or use sani wipes on everything I touched at grocery stores, and the like.

But I am a musician. And as I am unemployed like so many millions, part of the way I supplement my income is playing music on the street, in subway stations, parks, and boardwalks.

At first, I played with my mask on, and people…

Kama Linden

Kama Linden is a singer-songwriter with 4 studio albums, the newest being, “Everything In Good Time”, releasing in Summer 2020. www.kamalinden.com

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