Category Archives: food

Kale Kale the Gang’s All Here

My neighborhood has sprouted a new eating phenomenon….salad. Across from every Starbucks seems to be a Just Salads, a Sweet Green or a Fresh & Co featuring quite a few choices, and can’t say I’m too sorry since I patronize … Continue reading

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A Nutty Word.

I’m on a novel kick these days, a real change from memoir and historical bios. I’m so enjoying the language, like the word chestnut, I found twice in two different books. Not the nut roasting on an open fire, but the term for … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…TAXI!

A man I do some work for with a bad back, asked if I’d meet his flight at Kennedy, offering to pay generously to help with his bags. I would have done so anyway, played porter just to be kind, … Continue reading

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Officer Andy and Me

There was a half marathon in Central Park on Sunday knowing, if I wanted to run, I had to go early.  Finding yourself in the middle of a race that size is like running alongside buffalo.  One could say, it’s … Continue reading

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The Tortoise and the Hair

Now I’ve seen everything. It’s not unusual nowadays to see those asking for money with pets at their side. Dogs, cats…and they get me every time. I see those big eyes  of a Pitt or a kitten curled up, and just … 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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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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The Girl Within

There’s a young girl, in her 30s, who works for my friend that owns a gourmet store.  She’s hefty in girth and strong as a longshoreman, so often she’ll unload a truck as if she were one of the guys. … 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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Gifts From The Heart

As a follow-up to my, Gun To Your Head Giving, piece, I want to share a thing or two. I love to give.  As I’ve said many times, generosity is the great elixir to personal pain, taking you out of … Continue reading

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