Category Archives: Family

Losing a Friend

I’ve been holding vigil for a friend who just passed. He was sick for a long time and frankly, to see him released from the bondage of illness lightens my heart. Andrew was a Vietnam Veteran who loved his country … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Faith, Family, grace, History, humanity, inspiration, Love, war, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 65 Comments

Best Story of the Week…October 24

A woman with enough plastic surgery to make her eligible for Mount Rushmore, is in Starbucks on her phone. As I’m pouring milk I hear her say, “I don’t know about Halloween. Should he be a clown or a pirate. … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Culture, Family, Fashion, humanity, humor, New York City, Starbucks, words, writing | Tagged , , , , | 26 Comments

Best Story of the Week…October 11

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement…7:15 a.m. From sundown to sundown, one fasts in quiet contemplation, repenting for any wrongdoing committed throughout the year. I’m on the runner’s track headed for home, when I come upon two boys, perhaps … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Culture, Faith, Family, Fashion, food, grace, humanity, inspiration, kids, Love, New York City, parents, words | Tagged , , , , , | 39 Comments

Good Training

So here I am on the Number 6 at 4: a.m. on a Saturday, headed downtown to an early job. One can’t help but be impressed by the New York City subway system, even when it misbehaves, being the Concorde … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Culture, Family, Fashion, humanity, humor, inspiration, kids, New York City, parents, writing | Tagged , , , , | 34 Comments

Best Story of the Week…September 26

  I’m sitting on a bench at Central Park’s 72nd Street boat pond, watching mostly nannies launch miniature yachts and model sailboats their badly behaved charges ignore, more intrigued by ducks, each other and the hotdog cart. It’s the Upper … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Books, Culture, Family, Home, humor, kids, nature, New York City, Sports | Tagged , , , , , | 36 Comments

Best Story of the Week…September 19

My friend Anna, the Latino Joan of Arc, walking down Madison Avenue, spots a well dressed man on the ground slumped against the side of an apartment building. Mind you it’s the shank of the morning, dozens of commuters flying … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Family, grace, humanity, inspiration, Love, New York City, religion, words | Tagged , , , , | 34 Comments

Best Story of the Week…September 13

On route home, crossing Park waiting for the light to change, I’m behind a young father and his 3 year-old son, when it suddenly starts to rain. Father:  Shit, it’s raining. Son:  Shit, it’s waning. There’s a long pause. Father:  … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Family, Home, humanity, humor, kids, Love, nature, New York City, parents, words | Tagged , , , | 52 Comments

September 11, 2001…Straight On Till Morning

I’ll never forget this day for as long as I live, which I feel is appropriate considering the fallen. Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Family, grace, History, humanity, inspiration, Love, media, New York City, parents, violence, war, words | Tagged , , , , | 35 Comments

Best Stories of the Week…August 30th

A 10 year-old boy at school was celebrating his birthday allowed to invite two boys to join him for lunch. He chose his best friend and another kid his mom didn’t know. When she asked, who he was and why … Continue reading

Posted in creative writing, Culture, Family, friendship, grace, Gratitude, humanity, humor, inspiration, Love, words | Tagged , , , , , | 59 Comments

Random Cuteness

I’m tooling home from Whole Foods behind a double stroller, the mom turtling as if she has all day. Finally managing to pass her, I peer into the kid’s version of a limo to find two tiny Asian girls perched … Continue reading

Posted in animals, Culture, Family, Fashion, humor, kids, New York City, parents | Tagged , , , | 29 Comments