Category Archives: Faith

What Will Be?

My life looks nothing like the one I had a year ago right before the virus hit. It feels as if I’m living someone else’s, having no clue how to get the old one back. I remember working downtown on … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…April 8th

I was feeling blue, so I did what I always do, went out for a walk. I found myself at the Library lost in the stacks, starting with Vonnegut, backing up to Mailer, then Hemingway hoping for some solace from … Continue reading

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Best Stories of the Week…April 1st

MONDAY…early, en route to the Park, I see a fella with droopy drawers coming towards me carrying what looks like a liter of Coke or Pepsi before ducking into an alcove. As I’m about to pass I hear him say … Continue reading

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Kindness Never Wasted

I had left cookies in front of a neighbor’s door who I heard, had just come home from the hospital. She’s in her early 80s, sharp as a tack, walks every day, but alas, was knocked down by a large … Continue reading

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When The Student’s Ready

You’re not supposed to talk about your random acts of kindness, but to say I was humbled by this experience makes me want to share it. I was having a really bad day after losing my house keys while running. … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…February 4th

It’s Tuesday, the day after the snow storm that paralyzed New York City for a whole day, but like always, she got up off the mat and got on with her business, explaining why I’m out in my Teddy Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 28th

As they say, timing is everything, so while being sad over the passing of Lou, the Irish Setter, I received an invitation. You are cordially invited to my birthday party on Saturday, January 30th, at 1:00 P.M. Due to social … Continue reading

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The Presidential Peanut Gallery

 I couldn’t help getting teary when I saw the art President Biden chose for the Oval Office. A President can hang artwork from the White House’s own collection, or borrow from museums for his term in office. President Obama had … Continue reading

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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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