Category Archives: Fashion

Humor Takes All

Hard to be cheery when you’re grieving. but what better way to heal, acting as if until you are. The little girls of the family renting my late friend Mimi’s apartment, made me roses out of pink Kleenex, their stems … Continue reading

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Buffalo in Spandex

 It’s the time of year when that herd of seasonal runners come out from behind the 10 pounds they’ve gained over the winter in all their pudgy splendor. Think bears with a full fridge. There should be a law that … Continue reading

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Old, Slow But Natty

I love the word natty, meaning elegant and debonair…fashionable in dress, carrying that certain extra something with dash and poise, so when I saw this spiffy looking, elderly man making his way to Park Avenue, I took an admirable pause. … Continue reading

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Why I Get Up

At least once a week, I’m asked why I get out of bed when I don’t have to. I want to answer, because I’m not a slug, but am always diplomatic and say, it’s simply a grace to be up … Continue reading

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Yare, One Neat Word

I was watching The Philadelphia Story (1940) with Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord who,  describing a boat she and her ex owned (C.K. Dexter Haven played by Cary Grant) called the True Love says, “My, she was yar.”  I always … Continue reading

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Yarn, a Spun Word

I ran into a friend who said, he really enjoys reading the yarns I tell on my blog. The term yarn took me back for a second since I just read in a bio on Lincoln, he loved spinning a … Continue reading

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Things Could Be Worse

I’m in Starbucks obsessing over some concerns I have. I know enough, when I’m in this place, to compose an immediate gratitude list to bail myself out of my ceremonial self-pity. Before I could whip out my notebook, a woman … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Rabbi

I’m waiting for the light to change behind a very attractive woman in her 30s, and a very, unattractive man, in his. He was as homely as she was beautiful, so I assumed they were just friends, until they kissed … Continue reading

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Shove Thy Neighbor

I’m in the elevator with a woman in a fur coat I think lives on 12.  She’s in her 80s, still snappily dressed, but occasionally stalls like a Chevy forgetting where she’s parked. I was told by her daughter, if … Continue reading

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The Last Noel

I’m here thinking of Christmases I can’t help but to remember, like war wounds, when it rains. Before I turn them into sci-fi, let me say, my mother loved the holidays.  She was Mrs. Claus, with a spaghetti strainer in … Continue reading

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