Category Archives: dessert

A Little Gentleman

A restaurant that I’ve been going to forever, has closed its doors, a sign thanking everyone for a happy 45 years of serving the neighborhood, in the window, next to another saying… FOR RENT. Seeing it, I burst into tears. … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…August 13th

I’m in front of my building, waiting for a food delivery. I get anxious and walk to the corner, looking for the regular delivery kid to come peddling down the street. There’s a nicely dressed young mom a few feet … Continue reading

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The Written Word

The world can be a very cold place, especially of late, so we savor the good and unexpected. I had a woman who follows me write a stray comment that just said…I’m concerned about the girl in the box. It … Continue reading

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Things That Shouldn’t Be

Older men in Converse High Tops with toupees that, let’s face it, just don’t go together. Face lifts. That porcelain finish that should be restricted to planters and soup tureens. Why women think stretched like a drum is attractive will … Continue reading

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Best Story of the week…December 26th

I’m on the train coming back from therapy. The car is snailing back uptown with very little chatter. It’s Christmas Eve, so the solemnity seems apt, like everybody’s waiting for a savior to be born. That damned Catholicism of mine … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…December 20th

Is someone knocking? With my hearing the way it is, one never knows. Yes, there is, as I pad to the door. Without my glasses I can’t quite make out who it is from the peep hole, so I call … Continue reading

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History’s Greatest Hits

I had lunch with my friend Jack and his date, I’ll call Minnie, from Long Island. Jack, whenever we meet, always asks what I’m reading, so I mention a book on Benjamin Franklin, by Stacy Schiff, I’ve just reread. Minnie … Continue reading

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Humble Pie

I’ve heard it said, God speaks through other people, and quite often not necessarily gently. It seems, you haven’t been listening, so he has to hit you over the head to say…             PROSPECTIVE SUSANNAH…KEEP IT ALL IN PROSPECTIVE! This … Continue reading

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A Face In the Crowd

I saw her strolling, her golden blonde hair picking up the late afternoon light. She had an ice cream cone in one hand, a Chanel purse, the other. I remember trips to the Met, sated in Renoirs, Lunch of the … Continue reading

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Trumpets Blare

I was listening to an argument between two male friends about our Commander in Chief, more or less, playing the referee. I didn’t participate, saying nothing, and saying it often, a handy tool when discussing politics. One guy said, there’s … Continue reading

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