Category Archives: food

Mrs. Cookie Jar

A woman I often see in the park I’ll call Mrs. Ross, had to put Hannah, her beloved Bullmastiff, to sleep. Hannah, who could have run for office, is who introduced us, way back when. She’s in obvious mourning nowadays … Continue reading

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Smurfs in the Lobby

It’s pre-dusk on Halloween as I stand outside watching trick-or-treaters, annoyed our building doesn’t participate since the board voted against it. Such tight asses they are, making you wonder, were they ever kids before they became such pompous party poopers? … Continue reading

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Too Hungry For Words

I’ve been on an Agatha Christie binge immersed in her classic, uncluttered prose. Simple language, yet working your imagination as if her hero, Hercule Poirot, and you, were one. She really ignites your wanderlust since, After Death on the Nile, … Continue reading

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A Manhattan Goil

You know you’re living in New York when you go to pay your monthly bills. There’s rent, electricity, cable, AmEx, Bloomingdales and Jose the coffee-cart man.  One day at 5 a.m., as I was en route to Starbucks, Jose called out to me. … Continue reading

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Dr. Ed MD

Whenever I have a medical question, I call my friend Ed. “Ed, I have this sudden rash on my arms and neck…what do you think it could be!” “What were you eating, dare I ask?” “Well, I dunno. Nothing out … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – August 2018

Elegy to self:   It’s vodka and tonic weather in a chilled, crystal glass filled with extra lime. You can almost hear the ice throughout the city, chime like church bells. Never fails when it’s this hot for me to … Continue reading

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Asia Argento, We Have a Problem

I’m still in mourning for Anthony Bourdain, so this new flare-up with his lady friend, Asia Agento, really has my interest. She allegedly, in 2013 sexually assaulted fellow actor, Jimmy Bennett, when he was 17 and she, 37. She denies … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…8/16/2018

  It’s early and rainy, forgoing my run, instead, heading to Starbucks a few blocks away. Though the door is open, no one is in the front, so I patiently wait trying not to steal any cookies that are all winking … Continue reading

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Tags, Tacos and a Thingirl

 It’s 6 A.M. and I’m en route to the train, my neighborhood slowly waking up. Starbucks has just opened, Jose is at his cart busy arranging his donuts, and there’s a short, chubby Latino fellow standing beside a taco truck … Continue reading

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Sittin’ in the Park

  I’m reminded often, how lucky I am to live so close to Central Park. Even though I run through it most days, I tend to forget to visit more casually.  Today, after it rained all night, I threw on chinos … Continue reading

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