Category Archives: Culture

Best Stories of the Week…May 6th

Monday…I’m waiting for the crosstown bus. A pretty teenager is walking a Dalmatian who decides to say hello. Charmed as can be, I call out to the girl glued to her phone and say, “So are the other 100 at … Continue reading

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A Change In Prospective

I’m in the local market when they first open adhering to, the early bird catches the worm, or fish, in my case since I’m shopping for sardines. Not just any brand, but one with the lowest sodium count. A clerk … Continue reading

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Did You Know..The Writer’s Two Cents Edition

The journalist, Damon Runyon, when William Randolph Hearst who he worked for on the newspaper, the New York American, wanted him to write meanly of Franklin Roosevelt, he refused, saying… You never knock a winner.  His runner-up quote…You can become … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…April 29th

As I tool down East 83rd Street, in the middle of the block in front of a barber shop, stands an enormous cage with a sign that reads.. The Name’s Mable…Don’t Get Too Close…I’m Ferocious Expecting a puma, I’m instead … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…April 22nd

There’s a little Irish guy, with a mane of white hair, I see most mornings in front of an apartment building hosing down its sidewalk.  How do I know he’s Irish? He has that special twinkle, inspiring me to say … Continue reading

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Me and the Blonde

I see the same people in the Park every morning, though now, some of who I call the seasonals are out that don’t run in the winter, like the 15 or so stalwarts, me being one along with a tall, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…April 15th

There’s a smart looking woman, I’d say, in her early 70s walking up Madison I’m trailing behind. She’s wearing black capris, a black boat-necked top peeking under a simple understated, slate gray gabardine trench, with Audrey flats beneath bare ankles. … Continue reading

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What Will Be?

My life looks nothing like the one I had a year ago right before the virus hit. It feels as if I’m living someone else’s, having no clue how to get the old one back. I remember working downtown on … Continue reading

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She Likes To Engage

I’m often asked, how I come by all my stories. Certainly some must be made up. The truth is, they’re not, the reason being… I like to engage. Engage in…participate or become involved…(engage with)… establish a meaningful contact or connection. … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…April 8th

I was feeling blue, so I did what I always do, went out for a walk. I found myself at the Library lost in the stacks, starting with Vonnegut, backing up to Mailer, then Hemingway hoping for some solace from … Continue reading

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