Category Archives: alcohol

Is J. Crew Single?

I only ask since, he emails 3 times a day to let me know about his package, so to speak, that’s on its way, though a little late as though my socks stopped off for a beer. To find a … Continue reading

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Writers Who Never Knew

Emma Lazarus’s poem, The New Colossus, written in 1883 to raise money for the building of the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, died when she was 38 of Hodgkins Lymphoma, never knowing her beautiful words would be immortalized on Liberty’s base. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions I Probably Won’t Keep

Letting my hair go gray, like Patti Smith.  Now if I could only sing. I might grow bangs, to hide my wrinkled brow, but what if I look like Lucy, in Peanuts.  Not resembling a refugee when I run. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Eleanor Roosevelt was a hair under six feet tall, and the first, First Lady (1933-1945) to ever ride in an airplane. Wonder if she bumped her head. In 1921, President Warren Harding’s Airedale Terrier, Laddie Boy, was the first White … Continue reading

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We Gathered Together….To Eat

My present Thanksgiving is very different from the one I celebrated as a child. My mother made so much food, even Shrek would have been popping Tumms. What comes to mind besides, we could have used a vomitorium is, we … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 19th

I believe in cause and effect. What you do, how you treat others, will come back to you in kind. I’m waiting for a friend when it starts to pour. I could run for cover, but have no way of … Continue reading

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Buoys in the Water

Yesterday as I was leaving my building, a woman from an upper floor was weeping on the arm of the doorman who was helping her to the elevator. Despite being 3 in the afternoon, she was in her bathrobe. I … Continue reading

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When A Heart Truly Opens

I think of myself as a very generous soul, but have learned, it has to ring true. Giving out of guilt neither helps the giver nor receiver. Two examples: There’s a man I know from AA who I like very … Continue reading

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Those Wacky Raccoons

I’m about to cross the Park onto the running track. It’s first light, and not quite that, when I see two dark figures padding in the distance as if they’re doing a soft-shoe. I stop to observe two raccoons of … Continue reading

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Did You Know?…Noir Edition

During the editing of Ken Burns’s epic film, The Civil War, when they came to the part where Abraham Lincoln gets shot at Ford’s Theater, he and his colleagues sat there, not wanting to lay the track for the sound … Continue reading

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