Category Archives: Culture

Kindness Never Wasted

I had left cookies in front of a neighbor’s door who I heard, had just come home from the hospital. She’s in her early 80s, sharp as a tack, walks every day, but alas, was knocked down by a large … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…February 25th

5:45 A.M. I’m heading towards the Park when I see a newspaper delivery man I bump into most mornings. “Good morning,” I said, same as every day, and same as every day, he doesn’t respond. So me, being a little … 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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A Little Historical Lore

Since one plague can lead to another… Dr. Samuel Mudd (1833-1883) comes to mind, remembering the Yellow Fever epidemic that broke out at Fort Jefferson in the Gulf of Mexico, in 1868. Dr. Mudd was imprisoned there for setting the … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…February 11th

I’m in line at CVS. There’s a baby in front of me, and one a little ways behind. The latter is screaming her baby powdered head off. The mother, a well-heeled young woman in a fur hat, looks as if … Continue reading

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When The Student’s Ready

You’re not supposed to talk about your random acts of kindness, but to say I was humbled by this experience makes me want to share it. I was having a really bad day after losing my house keys while running. … 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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Best Story of the Week…February 4th

It’s Tuesday, the day after the snow storm that paralyzed New York City for a whole day, but like always, she got up off the mat and got on with her business, explaining why I’m out in my Teddy Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 28th

As they say, timing is everything, so while being sad over the passing of Lou, the Irish Setter, I received an invitation. You are cordially invited to my birthday party on Saturday, January 30th, at 1:00 P.M. Due to social … Continue reading

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