The following is an excerpt from the upcoming collection of short stories to be published by Authorhouse, entitled "Nosebleeds From Washington Heights," by Gary Alexander. Gary has been a New York broadcaster since 1964. He has been heard on WINS, WNBC, CBS and in Boston on WHDH, WBZ and WRKO. He taught at Westchester Community College, Hunter College, Lehman College in New York, and Graham Jr. College in Boston. Mr. Alexander was raised in Washington Heights and now reside with wife Rose Ann in Manhattan and Hemlock Farms, PA.