Category Archives: Family

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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When Love Has The Last Say

In the park this morning I met a Beagle named Mike, who triggered a memory. I couldn’t have been more than 10 when it happened, so my clarity impresses even me. There was a family on our block, The Greenfields, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

I’m in the check-out line at Whole Foods. Next to me is a young mother with twins…a little girl in a stroller, and a boy alongside her. Both are already eating what she’s about to pay for. I say to … Continue reading

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Four-legged Loyalty

Loyalty, a strong sense of support and allegiance towards another, may be becoming a thing of the past.  I see it more and more, except where animals are concerned. They show up for you, no matter what. Read a tender … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

 It’s the day of our huge snow storm.  I have just made an attempt to do an errand, I can’t do, since the wind practically lifts me off my feet. Trudging home, holding on to things including a much obliging … Continue reading

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