Category Archives: creative writing

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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Pass the Synonym

I read that cinnamon was really great for you, rich in antioxidants and reduces the risk of heart disease. A teaspoon a day, is all you need. Great, I think, as I head to the store. In flight, despite trying … 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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Best Story of the Week…February 18th

5:45 a.m. I’m heading to the Park ambling up East 90th Street, approaching a young woman walking three dogs: a Black Lab, a White Lab and a Chihuahua. As I’m about to pass, the Chihuahua starts barking at me doing … Continue reading

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Whine And Cheese

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves, wondered Robin Williams. If I’m the best man at a wedding, why is she marrying him? asked Jerry Seinfeld. I realize these were two jokes, but were they really? Aren’t … Continue reading

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Did You Know…All Bets Are Off Edition

Abraham Lincoln stashed papers in his Stovepipe hat.    Do you think Jack and Ike did too? Maybe that’s where Jack hid all those long-legged phone numbers.  Marilyn Monroe lived in 20 different foster homes, sexually abused by more than … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Reading

I’m a cereal reader myself and no, that’s not a typo since I sneak in a chapter or two over my oatmeal in the morning, considering it multitasking. When people say, other than social media, they never read, I’m unusually … Continue reading

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Pardon Me

The idea of presidential pardons have always intrigued me, as if God loaned you his mantle….forgive forgive forgive, those who’ve trespassed against you, along with their country, in your name. I know this will sound strange but, Mr. Trump pardoning … 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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Pussyfootin’ Around…Christmas, 2020

Falling asleep, reading, waking up at exactly midnight, remembering, the little elf that I am, had work to do. After delivering cookies on 6, leaving a harmonica for Andy on 9, padding up to 12 depositing fruit cakes to two … Continue reading

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