Category Archives: Family

Let’s Talk Turkey

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was a favorite holiday of mine, despite the fact the entire family got drunk and disorderly. I remember when my mother stabbed my father with her super-duper carving knife, delaying dinner till he returned from … Continue reading

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Lucky Dog

Lucky is a 15 year-old toy poodle who’s on his way to the dentist to have a tooth pulled. He belongs to Mr. Brooks Brothers, the man I see in Starbucks most mornings. I first saw them one Sunday more … Continue reading

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8 Dead Near 9/11 Memorial

Luckily, I was nowhere near the latest horror show where a 29 year-old man drove a Home Depot rental truck, down a westside bike path killing 8 innocent, unsuspecting people, including 5 visitors from Argentina and one from Belgium, who … Continue reading

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Halloween To Go

I just had such a fight with Frank the super over, why the kids in the building, can’t knock on friendly doors, like in the good old days. “It ain’t safe,” said he… “Older tenants are afraid to let people … Continue reading

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And the Cell Phone Shall Inherit the Earth

The world is on the phone. It actually has a sci-fi-feeling to it, like those awful Godzilla movies you watched as a kid. What bothers me most, are the unconscious conversations one must endure daily, no matter where you happen … Continue reading

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Blessed Are The Peacemakers

I get so much shit, for being nice, pardon my parlance, choosing to take the highroad since there’s less traffic on it, if you will. I’m amazed how often my cheerful countenance is challenged as though I suffer from some debilitating … Continue reading

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I Got You Covered

My friends, Ed and Evelyn, have a great, long term marriage, and frankly, the only one I know of. There’s the woman who, after 14 years, hates her husband so much, her goal is to have her own bedroom. Another … Continue reading

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Breakfast Served Anytime

You never know what will turn your head or make your day. There’s a little luncheonette on Lexington Avenue, in the 80s, that’s been there since 1926.    They used it in the beginning of the 1975 film, Three Days … Continue reading

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A Little Diplomacy

It’s been, the First Day of School week, on the upper east side.  Kids of all ages, with parents, grandparents, nannies in tow, dressed like tiny cadets…boys in blue blazers and miniature knackis, girls wearing jumpers, tights and brand new … Continue reading

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September 11, 2017

I was asked, why do I insist on celebrating this day. First of all, celebrating is certainly, not the right word.  One doesn’t celebrate the saddest day New York City has ever had. But yes, we remember. I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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