Monday, October 23, 2017


Malibu Diner
163 West 23rd Street
It's one of those very few places that have managed to survive despite real estate avarice, even to upgrade. It's won awards and a loyal clientele so diverse it's a shining example of inclusiveness.
Built in 1929 the building sports extraordinary architecture  and has a colorful past.
(see the links)
Wheelchair accessible, open 24/7 and such nice staff
 you will feel instantly at home, plus...
a super full range menu with still moderate prices.
Our server, Adrien, is just about the best and most accommodating waiter I've experienced in the last many years. I asked him not to smile in order to match the moody photograph behind him, but, as you can see, his eyes are still smiling.

Currently, there's even a Halloween doorman.
It's simply a most welcoming sort of place.

Dylan Guy
She and I have known each other since the 1970s. She lived in the pre-war walk up building attached to the one I live in still and we shared in community when there was one. We had a whole lot in common through theater, political views, spiritual practices, our love of companion animals and a mutual birthday month. She's been a performer, director, producer, playwright and teacher. I wish I had a copy of her resume. You would be impressed. More significantly, we shared personal joys and sorrows and were 'there' for each other dozens of times over those many decades. I think it was around 2011 when I helped her move out of the sixth floor and in to her present home with an elevator on the upper west side. After a while the various priorities of  each of our lives kept us from visits and we lost touch. Then, I ran across a post on Face book announcing her new book "Dress Rehearsal for Life" and we began to correspond via snail mail and telephone till we could arrange a meeting. It was lovely. We parted at the bus stop and are already looking for an opportunity to share another afternoon.

The Traffic Building

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"Dress Rehearsal for Life"
by Dylan Guy
"We are all actors on the worlds' stage! Trained actors, with a sense of truth, are able to take advantage of the unexpected in a theater performance. The more awakened person can do the same with his or her life's performance. Techniques, developed through years of professional theater experience, teaching and intensive training in a wide range of spiritual paths, are introduced to readers in Dress Rehearsal For Life. These innovative tools will help the reader to exist moment to moment on the world's stage. Nothing can be more valuable than to really exist in the now. "If you are depressed, you live in the past...If you are anxious, you live in the future...But if you are at peace, you live in the present." -Lao Tzu-

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