Category Archives: Faith

Humor Takes All

Hard to be cheery when you’re grieving. but what better way to heal, acting as if until you are. The little girls of the family renting my late friend Mimi’s apartment, made me roses out of pink Kleenex, their stems … Continue reading

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So Long Mimi

My friend Mimi died, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Though well into her 80s, it’s not a comfort when someone says, she lived a good life. Maybe so, but my sadness still surrounds me like a scrim I can’t quite see … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…TAXI!

A man I do some work for with a bad back, asked if I’d meet his flight at Kennedy, offering to pay generously to help with his bags. I would have done so anyway, played porter just to be kind, … Continue reading

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Those 3 a.m. Voices

Sometimes at exactly 3, I sit straight up in bed as if someone called my name. I sense something, a presence that I realize is just me calling out to myself. My mind at once opens one of two drawers. … Continue reading

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Living in the Day

Isak Dinesen wrote…the reason God made the world round was so we couldn’t see too far ahead. I’m a person who lives in the day. I learned this lesson in 12 Step ten years ago, practicing it best I can. … Continue reading

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Be Who You Are

Life is too short not to be who you are.  It’s a pity many of us don’t learn that till we’re older. I have two acquaintances, both gay who won’t come out of the closet.  One, in his 60s can’t … Continue reading

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Visitation

My grandfather, Bartholomew Palvario, known as Pop, was my biggest role model when it comes to giving. I’ve written about it. How when I was so small, watching him rake leaves, shovel snow and bake bread not only for his … Continue reading

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When Love Has The Last Say

In the park this morning I met a Beagle named Mike, who triggered a memory. I couldn’t have been more than 10 when it happened, so my clarity impresses even me. There was a family on our block, The Greenfields, … Continue reading

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Best Story Of The Week

I’m standing, waiting for the light on 86th and Lexington. To my left, is a teenage Latino kid, to my right, a 7 year-old or so, Asian boy. The older one, smoking like a chimney, a tattoo of Tupac across … Continue reading

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Jumpin Mac Flash

“You’re not thinking of jumping, are ya?” It’s barely light when I climb onto the running track that surrounds the Central Park Reservoir, named for Jackie O who used to circle it, just like I’m about to do. There’s hardly … Continue reading

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