Category Archives: animals

Another New York Story

It’s 6:30 A.M. as I cut across the Park, west to east to run the rest of the way home. I like this 5 minute stroll past the tennis courts since it’s a part of the city, changing at the … Continue reading

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Four-Legged Referrals

Wouldn’t it be great if animals we knew could give us references, so we’d get that job? I’d be hired for everything if Hans the Hotdog, or Zeus the Cat spoke on my behalf. Hans: I’ve known Susannah now for … Continue reading

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Strolling Through The Park One Day

A Pit is doing his business while his owner patiently waits. I tool by and say to the dog, “Look how much your dad loves you.” The man, irritated, rolls his eyes and says, “He just takes so long to … Continue reading

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Virginia Beach…May 31, 2019

12 dead in Virginia Beach. Been hearing in my head the song Neil Young wrote about the Kent State shooting on May 4, 1970… 4 dead in Ohio, though there’s no connection. Well, that’s not exactly true. Guns are guns, … Continue reading

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A Boy and His Dog

He’s a year old if he’s a day, just starting to toddle, careening down a hill in Central Park like a little car without breaks. Mom is behind him, smiling, her honey blonde hair waltzing in the breeze, while an … Continue reading

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Legs, Breasts and Thighs

No, we’re not about to discuss chickens. I’ve just made one of my casual observations. Women, who only think about their weight. I was stretching after my run when I overheard a conversation a girl in her 30s was having … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking News…There’s A Sale On Nuts At Fairway

What happened to the days when groundbreaking news was truly groundbreaking, like when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor or, the President’s been shot. I must get 30 of these a day attempting to make me stop in my tracks to … Continue reading

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The Hug That Was Felt Around The World

I’m in Greenpoint, the Detroit of Brooklyn, making my way home passing a furniture store. It’s not one that would normally catch my eye, since it looks like what my friend Camille would call, Early Bunker, but then something does … Continue reading

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Susannah’s Spring, Summer Reading List…2019

How I love to read. Aside from writing, it’s my favorite pastime. When someone says they don’t read, I’m utterly speechless. How can you possibly live without books? HOW? Not only do I love to read, but can’t wait to … Continue reading

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Things That Irk Me

There are many things that irk me. People putting their feet up on furniture, smokers, and those yakking on their phones in public. Caregivers Tweeting rather than giving care, along with dog walkers who sit instead of walk. Our prevailing … Continue reading

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