Category Archives: Culture

A Writer Brought Back To Life

Pete Hamill is someone I’ve revered forever as a journalist, New York historian, novelist and screenwriter, concerned about him since he’s been silent for much too long. Knowing he’s the last of his breed, Jack Newfield (1938-2004), Norman Mailer (1923-2007), … Continue reading

Posted in alcohol, Books, creative writing, Culture, History, humanity, media, New York City, Politics, war, words, writing | Tagged , , , | 33 Comments

On The Train

It’s 4 p.m., not quite rush hour, yet the car is packed. I miraculously get a seat, so happy because now for the next 20 minutes can blissfully read. A young mom with a little girl maybe 5, is squished … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Culture, Family, grace, humanity, humor, inspiration, kids, Love, New York City, parents, readng, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 45 Comments

Best Story of the Week…November 21

Inspired by one of Sorryless’s Heroes of the Week, a policeman who, rather than give a young mother a summons for not having car seats for her kids, she said, she couldn’t afford, bought them for her. This is what … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, humanity, humor, money, New York City, Politics, religion | Tagged , , , , , | 26 Comments

Fashion That Never Sleeps

One of my favorite things to wear I never get tired of, is a little black dress most people associate with Audrey Hepburn. But the person who deserves the credit is the designer, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, who in 1926, through … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Culture, Fashion, grace, History, war, Women and men, writing | Tagged , , , , | 43 Comments

Best Story of the Week…November 14

Kindness, let’s face it, has been globally down a quart, every man for himself, the world’s new motto. Nowadays when you hold a door, ask how someone is or even say thank you, you’re looked upon as a freak. But … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Faith, food, grace, Gratitude, humanity, humor, inspiration, Women and men, words | Tagged , , , , | 37 Comments

The Few and Far Between

I always marvel at the people one meets who are more than willing to help you. It’s rarely who you’d expect to step up to the plate on your behalf. I’m in an area of Brooklyn I’ve never been before, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, grace, Gratitude, History, humanity, money, New York City, violence, Women and men, words | Tagged , , , , | 60 Comments

Things That Make Me Laugh

Fred the cat, being given a special citation by the New York City Police Department for his undercover work in a sting operation. Patrick, the cat next door, who will only eat Ben and Jerry’s, Chunky Monkey, no other flavor. … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Culture, humanity, humor, inspiration, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 31 Comments

The Great Wiener Chase

I often write about the very rich and their opulence that can easily turn into the ridiculous, like this morning. A family I’ve never seen, owns 6 miniature Dachshunds walked each morning, faithfully, by a middle-aged Latino man. Today, something … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Culture, humanity, humor, New York City | Tagged , , , , , | 24 Comments

Losing a Friend

I’ve been holding vigil for a friend who just passed. He was sick for a long time and frankly, to see him released from the bondage of illness lightens my heart. Andrew was a Vietnam Veteran who loved his country … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Faith, Family, grace, History, humanity, inspiration, Love, war, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 65 Comments

Remnants of a Beauty

I’m on the train once again, when a girl in her 30s? 40s? clearly an addict, is methodically asking for money. Now, I don’t carry cash during the day, because by the time I get home, it’s gone, given away … Continue reading

Posted in alcohol, Beauty, Culture, grace, humanity, New York City, women, writing | Tagged , , , , | 65 Comments