Category Archives: Culture

Extraordinary Women

Two tender tales have been circling my thoughts like proud, persistent eagles. One is about Eleanor Roosevelt, the other, Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon. Bunny was married to millionaire, philanthropist Paul Mellon for 51 years, while during that time, sharing him with … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Story

I’m at Housing Works Thrift Shop sniffing around, hoping nothing major catches my eye, since last time I popped in, madam came home lugging a rocking chair. There’s a little Latino fella transfixed by a red and white bike that’s … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 7

It’s still dark as I make my way to the Park, the temperature barely hitting 30. I’m wearing so many clothes it looks as if I’ve just sneaked out of a hotel without paying the bill, the only way to … Continue reading

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He Fell For Me

I believe in cause and effect, that what goes around, comes around. You reap what you sow. But yesterday, in my travels, karma never shined more brightly. Karma’s definition, according to Webster’s…in Hinduism and Buddhism…the sum of a person’s actions … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – January, 2019

It’s the coldest day of the year so far, as I run into Bemelmans to warm my face that feels frozen, despite a cashmere scarf wrapped around it mummy style. I’m surprised how packed it is at 2 in the … Continue reading

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The New York City Subway

I’m on the number 5 headed home when I hear, we’ll be moving shortly…there’s traffic up ahead. Shortly turned into close to an hour forcing me to be patient, not an easy virtue when you’re underground, especially since the next … Continue reading

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Oval Easy

I’m here thinking of past Presidents with ants in their pants. JFK comes to mind with FDR bringing up the rear. John Kennedy, only 46 when he died, was sick for a good part of his life…often bedridden as a … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 18

It was early rush-hour on a drizzly day, when the streets of Manhattan most resemble Tokyo. I was in step along with my fellow New Yorkers, right and left, crossing the grid like ants in a hurry. This was when … Continue reading

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Walk In Grace

A friend of mine who recently lost her husband, signed off an email with… Walk in Grace. I didn’t think much of it at the time, yet it keeps appearing in my thoughts like a faint, flicker of light. She … Continue reading

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A Fat, Juicy Word

I’ve been reading a book on the Gilded Age, code for lavish, over-the-top living in the early 1900s, in the bowels of rich, Victorian New York. A time where Astors, Whitneys and Vanderbilts roamed like diamond laden dinosaurs erecting mansions … Continue reading

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