Category Archives: Family

Raccoons Anonymous

It’s 6 a.m., not quite first light, as I run towards daybreak. Suddenly I hear a screech, like a car careening around a corner, but of course there are none since the park is still closed. A couple running ahead … 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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Mating Season

The minute there’s a whiff of serious spring, the mallards of Central Park couple up. You see the male, his dark green head following the female, who looks more like a Shaker in her simple brown ensemble while she takes … Continue reading

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Yare, One Neat Word

I was watching The Philadelphia Story (1940) with Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord who,  describing a boat she and her ex owned (C.K. Dexter Haven played by Cary Grant) called the True Love says, “My, she was yar.”  I always … Continue reading

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The Literary Nanny

I was tooling through the kid’s section at Barnes & Noble, when I came upon a chubby Chihuahua sitting beneath the Babar books. I see he’s leashed to a stroller where, when I peek in, there’s a happy baby gurgling … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

I’m coming out of Panera early in the morning after having my weekly whole wheat bagel smothered in butter and honey, when I see two pigeons having a fight. The street’s pretty empty except for me and a chubby Latino … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

 Who said New York’s humanity is down a quart? OOPS, it was me. Well, I was humbled when a little old lady was sitting on the step inside the subway rummaging through her purse. I didn’t think much of it … 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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Best Story Of The Week

When I run on the Central Park track, I’m always in the company of squirrels starting their day.  I usually walk a bit, just to observe their busyness.  They also remind me to stay present since they never seem worried … 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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