Category Archives: art

Did You Know…Everything But The Kitchen Sink Edition

The Statue of Liberty has an 879 size foot, a 35 foot waist and a face 8 feet long. Now that’s what I call a big girl.   French President, Charles de Gaulle was 6’5, an inch taller than Abraham Lincoln, … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Know, Ask

There’s nothing wrong with not knowing something. Unfortunately many people are ashamed to ask. I was like that, feeling small because I hadn’t attended college. When people now are surprised by this, it makes me smile. A woman I knew … Continue reading

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The Presidential Peanut Gallery

 I couldn’t help getting teary when I saw the art President Biden chose for the Oval Office. A President can hang artwork from the White House’s own collection, or borrow from museums for his term in office. President Obama had … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 5th

I’m walking up Madison after my run, looking at all the stores boarded up like an old abandoned movie set, fearing post election looting. There are two young construction workers sipping coffee by the corner synagogue I can’t help looking … Continue reading

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Did You Know? Day of the Dead Edition…2020

Yes, I have an undeniably ghoulish streak. Consider it part of my charm, spawned from all the biographies and True crime books I’ve read. To quote the late, great Diana Vreeland, dying of a heart attack at 85 claiming she … Continue reading

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We All Need A Pal

Everyone could use some babying, once in a while…  or at the very least, 40 winks. And let’s face it, good friends, these days, are hard to find. And that includes, a good nanny. Takes someone pretty special letting you … Continue reading

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Avenue In The Rain

By Childe Hassam (1859-1935), hung in the Oval Office requested by John F. Kennedy from Washington’s National Gallery, during the 1000 days of his short, but memorable administration.

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Leopard…The New Black

Not that I’m surprised, but after interviewing, Mr. Salam, the mask salesman on 86th and First, who said his leopard is his best seller, cheetah the runner up, I remembered fashion has the last say. “Me weef, she con’t not … Continue reading

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Writing Is An Art

I’ve often compared writing to having a child you cherish and protect, the way a bear defends her cub. An art, according to Webster, is a skill doing a specified thing, improved through practice. It’s personal, no matter the packaging, … Continue reading

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo…Respectfully

My respect for Governor Andrew Cuomo has increased considerably. If one wants to see what’s been referred to as a War President, he certainly wears the mantle. New York, the city where I’ve lived more than half my life, is … Continue reading

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