Category Archives: dessert

Smurfs in the Lobby

It’s pre-dusk on Halloween as I stand outside watching trick-or-treaters, annoyed our building doesn’t participate since the board voted against it. Such tight asses they are, making you wonder, were they ever kids before they became such pompous party poopers? … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – August 2018

Elegy to self:   It’s vodka and tonic weather in a chilled, crystal glass filled with extra lime. You can almost hear the ice throughout the city, chime like church bells. Never fails when it’s this hot for me to … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…August 3, 2018

 I’m at Starbucks seated at one that has a counter, enjoying my collection of birthday gift cards. I’m having cookies with my Tall, Dark Blend, 3 in a pack. An attractive, professional looking lady in her 40s is next me … Continue reading

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Kale Kale the Gang’s All Here

My neighborhood has sprouted a new eating phenomenon….salad. Across from every Starbucks seems to be a Just Salads, a Sweet Green or a Fresh & Co featuring quite a few choices, and can’t say I’m too sorry since I patronize … Continue reading

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Emily Earheart

It was early in the morning, Christmas Eve, when I found a huge loaf of homemade pound cake in front of my door, minus a note. I knew right away it was from Patrick the cat, down the hall, who … Continue reading

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Best Story Of The Week

I’m sitting in a cafe having tea, lost in thought, I gather…looking a bit lonely; an uneaten pastry before me, an unopened book on my lap. A pretty, young girl, no more than twenty, sidles over and says,” Ma’am, I … Continue reading

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The Weight

I watch struggling women all the time, spending their lives obsessed with their weight. I see them when I’m running, smothered in Spandex, a fabric that doesn’t breathe hoping   they look thinner, when all it does it accentuate their … Continue reading

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Deaf and Dumb

I’m a firm believer that things are put in front of you for a reason. I’ve been having a challenging time as of late, mostly pertaining to my hearing loss. So when I encountered a man who could neither hear … Continue reading

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Best Line Of The Week

 I’m at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing, remembering what it was like before they installed a coffee bar. I used to come here to write, when it was a sanctuary…quiet, peaceful. Now it’s Epcot with statuary, surly waiters … Continue reading

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Who Nose

There’s a young kid in my building with a nose, or schnoz, as my pal Ed would say, the length of Long Island. I mean it’s big. Frank the super tells me, the boy, who’s 12, is bugging his parents … Continue reading

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