Category Archives: Family

When God Speaks Through Others

I was having a bad day. There’s a quote from the film, Body Heat, when Ned, played by Bill Hurt, says…sometimes the shit comes down so heavy, I feel like I should wear a hat. It was one disappointment after … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Faith, Family, grace, Health, humanity, inspiration, kids, nature, New York City, words | Tagged , , , , | 65 Comments

Urban History

I didn’t go to college, therefore when I tell a historical tale, it’s without pedantic bells and whistles. But what better way to learn, I say, and a lot more interesting to decipher what you read in your own words. … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Faith, Family, grace, Health, History, humanity, inspiration, Love, New York City, violence, words, writing | Tagged , , , | 60 Comments

Freedom Writer

I’m very patriotic, not quite certain where it stems from. Could it be the Flag that waved from our porch every Memorial Day and 4th of July? My dad was in the Royal Air Force during World War II, something … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, creative writing, Culture, Faith, Family, grace, Gratitude, History, humanity, inspiration, war, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 49 Comments

Is Nature Hoarding?

While out for my run, my lone Civil Liberty still intact, I saw a pack of raccoons. Usually it’s one or two, but today, they were all out as if it were family day. Now I do tend to over … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Family, food, humor, nature, New York City, parents, writing | Tagged , , | 59 Comments

Battle Cry

HELP! Yes, I’m posting more than usual, my art my only weapon, weathering this raging storm. Trying to stay peaceful during this, along with flossing, are my two biggest challenges. Every day my doormen add an accessory to their uniform. … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Family, grace, Health, humanity, New York City, words | Tagged , , | 84 Comments

Kobe Bryant and The Kennedys

The crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others a week ago today, made me think of two similar accidents. John Kennedy Junior’s fatal flight in 1999, and his uncle, Ted Kennedy’s, in 1964, en route to Springfield, Massachusetts to … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Family, History, humanity, media, Politics, violence | Tagged , , , , | 50 Comments

A Little Caboose

I should just switch my site to a train travelogue since, once again, I have a tender tale to share. I’m on the N Train, the Broadway local into Queens, when, as I make my way to the stairs to … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Family, humanity, humor, inspiration, kids, New York City, parents, words, writing | Tagged , , , | 23 Comments

A Little Tenderness

I’m in Starbucks crying, the happiness I promised myself nowhere to be found. While huddled in a corner wrapped in layers of wool, wondering if spring will ever come again, a baby in the tiniest red hoodie, toddles over to … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Family, grace, humanity, humor, inspiration, kids, New York City, parents, Starbucks, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 43 Comments

Best Story of the week…December 26th

I’m on the train coming back from therapy. The car is snailing back uptown with very little chatter. It’s Christmas Eve, so the solemnity seems apt, like everybody’s waiting for a savior to be born. That damned Catholicism of mine … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, dessert, Faith, Family, grace, humanity, humor, inspiration, kids, Love, New York City, writing | Tagged , , , , | 23 Comments

A Connecticut Christmas

I’ve just turned 4, as I sneak a peek at our tree, already suspecting Santa is really my mother, because why else would she be putting stuff under it in her nightgown. I may be short, but I’m not stupid. … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Connecticut, creative writing, Family, Home, humor, kids, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 55 Comments