Category Archives: food

History’s Greatest Hits

I had lunch with my friend Jack and his date, I’ll call Minnie, from Long Island. Jack, whenever we meet, always asks what I’m reading, so I mention a book on Benjamin Franklin, by Stacy Schiff, I’ve just reread. Minnie … Continue reading

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There’s a Mouse in the House

I can’t kill anything. Somewhere in me lives a Quaker who feels even ants have their constitutional rights. Yesterday it started with a waterbug I was attempting to relocate. I flush them, figuring, they must be Olympic swimmers given their … Continue reading

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Give Us Our Daily Bread

I’m coming back from my run walking along Fifth, when I see three baby birds struggling with a piece of what looks like, stale Wonder Bread. They’re trying diligently to break off pieces, I imagine, they can fly home with. … Continue reading

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Humble Pie

I’ve heard it said, God speaks through other people, and quite often not necessarily gently. It seems, you haven’t been listening, so he has to hit you over the head to say…             PROSPECTIVE SUSANNAH…KEEP IT ALL IN PROSPECTIVE! This … Continue reading

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Four-Legged Referrals

Wouldn’t it be great if animals we knew could give us references, so we’d get that job? I’d be hired for everything if Hans the Hotdog, or Zeus the Cat spoke on my behalf. Hans: I’ve known Susannah now for … Continue reading

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Call for Miss Bianchi

I had a date. Yeah I know, wonders never cease. He’s a guy I see most mornings walking his Jack Russell, my least favorite breed since, they’re about as cuddly as a banker you’re hitting up for a loan…red flag … Continue reading

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Legs, Breasts and Thighs

No, we’re not about to discuss chickens. I’ve just made one of my casual observations. Women, who only think about their weight. I was stretching after my run when I overheard a conversation a girl in her 30s was having … Continue reading

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Miss Manners, Dead at 10

Certainly a cheery title. For those of you who don’t know, Miss Manners is the pen name of journalist, Judith Martin, an author and authority on etiquette. She would have been astonished this morning in the check-out line at Morton … Continue reading

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The New York City Subway

I’m on the number 5 headed home when I hear, we’ll be moving shortly…there’s traffic up ahead. Shortly turned into close to an hour forcing me to be patient, not an easy virtue when you’re underground, especially since the next … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…December 27

It’s Christmas Eve. I’m standing on the corner across from Whole Foods deciding if I have the tolerance to go in or not, knowing, it will be crawling with cooks and guests of theirs bringing dessert. I think, perhaps my … Continue reading

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