Category Archives: Faith

Feed My Sheep

I’m always reading, or at the very least perusing a book, jotting down words or phrases that woo from the page. For instance, I’m rereading the entire Poldark series, this time in order, and Winston Grahams’s language has me swooning, … Continue reading

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James 4

As I walk towards the entrance of the Park on 90th Street, I pass an older man of color asleep in an alcove of a prewar building, now home to an embassy. His name is James, who has lived outside … Continue reading

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The Way It Is Now

Today I was chased by a Corgi named Goldie who I’m madly in love with. She’s a little more than a puppy with fur that feels like silk, nuzzling you, like a low to the ground lover. Her owner, however, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 12th…Hearing With a Limp

A 10 year-old boy in my building, walks with a slight limp, something that occurred at birth. It’s barely noticeable, providing you’re not James that is, who alas, has to live with it. When I heard that they were making … Continue reading

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Buoys in the Water

Yesterday as I was leaving my building, a woman from an upper floor was weeping on the arm of the doorman who was helping her to the elevator. Despite being 3 in the afternoon, she was in her bathrobe. I … Continue reading

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We Have A New President

“It’s easier to be a parent this morning. It’s easier to be a dad. It’s easier to tell your kids: ‘Character matters, it matters. Telling the truth matters. Being a good person matters.’ Van Jones   November 7, 2020 HEAR HEAR!!!   … Continue reading

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Voting 6 Feet Apart

The drum roll has begun. Why does this presidential election feel more like the apocalypse than a Democracy?  Hell if I know. Rather than noble Americans, we’re more like the Jets and Sharks in West Side Story, the way we’ve … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 22nd

  CVS    2 in the afternoon I’m buying Advil for my chronic headache…sinus, stress, Covid 19? God forbid! None of the pain relievers are marked. I take a small bottle to the front of the store. A kid of color, … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

You’re expecting me to say Oreos or mashed potatoes. Not that I don’t love them, but a day or so ago, when I wasn’t feeling my particular best, went to my trusty book shelf and took down The Killer Angels, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 1st

It’s barely 7 a.m. as I leave my friend’s grocery store, after waking up to a mix of upsetting messages, unable to kick myself back into neutral. My friend, when he sees a big tear roll down my cheek, fills … Continue reading

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