Category Archives: Family

Remembering Jackie

It was May, 1994, when I was coming home through Central Park, wondering why there were so many news trucks along Fifth Avenue. I had yet to learn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, better known to the world, as just Jackie, had … Continue reading

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A Hairy Story

I was sitting at a little cafe in midtown when a well-dressed woman, two stools down, looked up from her phone and said, “What does hirsute mean?” “Hairy,” I said, without thought or pause, a word that always makes me … Continue reading

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They Died With Their Scrubs On

 I go to the hospital monthly, to have a shot to keep my hearing up, in a facility called, The Infusion Center.  Now I’m there for something minor, compared to the cast of chemo patients that never fail to humble … Continue reading

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Those Who Can’t Teach

I came upon a young mother with a baby girl and a brand new Pit puppy, each ambling alongside her, as she slowly pushed a stroller. African American, pretty, no more than 25, a Norman Rockwell that jumped off the … 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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The Night Shift

Once again I’m on the train after a less than stellar day’s work, my spirits flagging.  A young woman gets on with four boys ages ranging 12 to 3, lined up like a little platoon. I notice a middle-aged man … 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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Crowned

I was hoping more for a tiara, but instead, got one in porcelain that sadly, no one will see… all because I was chomping on cheap candy…sigh I love to lie in bed in cozy jammies, with Jelly Beans, Chuckles, … 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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Best Line Of The Week

I’m standing in line at Panera, a father and one whiny kid in front of me, screaming because she can’t have a lollipop the size of Montana at 7 in the morning. My ears in peril, I decide to intervene. … Continue reading

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