Category Archives: food

What Will Be?

My life looks nothing like the one I had a year ago right before the virus hit. It feels as if I’m living someone else’s, having no clue how to get the old one back. I remember working downtown on … Continue reading

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New Deli

My friend who owns a gourmet shop gave me upon request, a modest slice of grilled eggplant that, after eating it, made me look like a pylon who swallowed a rat, the button to my jeans popping after telling me, … Continue reading

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A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men is a favorite play and film of mine, both written by Aaron Sorkin, the play on cocktail napkins while he was an usher at a Broadway theater, proving what author Julia Cameron says… a writer writes, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…March 25th

I’m walking on Madison towards home. Up ahead is an elderly woman with a large L.L. Bean Boat and Tote bag. I watch as she stops every few steps to rest. I sidle up alongside. “That looks heavy. I seem … Continue reading

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Pass the Synonym

I read that cinnamon was really great for you, rich in antioxidants and reduces the risk of heart disease. A teaspoon a day, is all you need. Great, I think, as I head to the store. In flight, despite trying … Continue reading

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Whine And Cheese

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves, wondered Robin Williams. If I’m the best man at a wedding, why is she marrying him? asked Jerry Seinfeld. I realize these were two jokes, but were they really? Aren’t … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 7th, 2021

6:30  a.m. I’m once again in my friend’s store, helping myself to a cup of coffee. I decide, while I’m there, to make one for Diego, the deli kid, busy making sandwiches. While I’m at it, I include a piece … Continue reading

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Feed My Sheep

I’m always reading, or at the very least perusing a book, jotting down words or phrases that woo from the page. For instance, I’m rereading the entire Poldark series, this time in order, and Winston Grahams’s language has me swooning, … Continue reading

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The Cat’s Meow.

A perfect way to begin the new year, armed with insanity and rodent repellent. It appears I have a deranged neighbor two floors above me who claims she has a recurring rat. As you can well imagine, this doesn’t sit … Continue reading

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Pussyfootin’ Around…Christmas, 2020

Falling asleep, reading, waking up at exactly midnight, remembering, the little elf that I am, had work to do. After delivering cookies on 6, leaving a harmonica for Andy on 9, padding up to 12 depositing fruit cakes to two … Continue reading

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