Category Archives: Beauty

There’s a Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

I’m en route to get my hair done after waking up resembling a rat with an explosion of gray hair. All I need is a tail and a nice hunk’a cheese. As I tool down Amsterdam Avenue, a shamatta on … Continue reading

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Mating Season

The minute there’s a whiff of serious spring, the mallards of Central Park couple up. You see the male, his dark green head following the female, who looks more like a Shaker in her simple brown ensemble while she takes … Continue reading

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Old, Slow But Natty

I love the word natty, meaning elegant and debonair…fashionable in dress, carrying that certain extra something with dash and poise, so when I saw this spiffy looking, elderly man making his way to Park Avenue, I took an admirable pause. … Continue reading

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Those 3 a.m. Voices

Sometimes at exactly 3, I sit straight up in bed as if someone called my name. I sense something, a presence that I realize is just me calling out to myself. My mind at once opens one of two drawers. … Continue reading

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Mother Nature Should Take Her Meds

Yesterday was 78%. I ran in shorts and a T-shirt, a balmy breeze blowing through my hair. All day the city sang with spring weather, sidewalks filled with the sunny and cheerful. It was as though all problems were placed … Continue reading

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Why I Get Up

At least once a week, I’m asked why I get out of bed when I don’t have to. I want to answer, because I’m not a slug, but am always diplomatic and say, it’s simply a grace to be up … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…CHARGE!

No, this isn’t about Amex or Visa, it’s the story of three dogs I encountered today…. a Rottweiler, a Standard Poodle and a French Bulldog. I’ve seen them before, their owner, a tall, slim, middle-aged man in designer eyeglasses who … Continue reading

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Adding Ginger

It was the day after the alleged Nor’easter that had everybody scared to death.  Turned out to be, just a normal snow mixed with rainstorm, at least in New York City, the Goliath of the Tri-State area. You have to … Continue reading

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You Kan Change The World

It was around supper time on Valentine’s Day, when I opened my door to a folded heart stuck in one of my sneakers. I always take them off before coming in, serving as a handy mailbox. It was from the … Continue reading

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Things Could Be Worse

I’m in Starbucks obsessing over some concerns I have. I know enough, when I’m in this place, to compose an immediate gratitude list to bail myself out of my ceremonial self-pity. Before I could whip out my notebook, a woman … Continue reading

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