M. Shikuma
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What are you?
Ex-New Yorker
What is your relationship to New York?
Formerly married to...no longer, as of 2001. Moved twice (once in 1992).

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At 10:58pm on August 16, 2009, Anna said…
Hey Shark, glad to see you here! Does this make Humboldt your 2nd wife?
At 11:53am on August 24, 2009, Mari Brown said…
welcome! people keep speaking about new york as though she's female. is she?
At 12:26pm on August 24, 2009, M. Shikuma said…
Well, yes...and no. You could probably blame Frank Sinatra (originally a New Jersey-ite) for the former (it seemed as if he was crooning to a female as if "she" symbolized a place - NY). The "female" NY personna, in my mind, probably would be in a form of Ava Gardner - cool, sharp wit, tough, sarcastic and independent. On the other hand, the "male" NY personna reminds me of a character from a Scorsese or W. Allen film. I found those type of "characters" often grating or aggressive.
At 10:13pm on August 18, 2010, Anna said…
Hey Mark, we just added a SF/Bay Area group, and I thought "that must not be far from Sharky." But then I looked on a map. You're way up in nose-bleed country! But maybe you should join this group anyway - just to be, like, social and whatnot: http://www.lifeafternewyork.com/group/sanfranciscobayarea

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