Category Archives: food

Tobacco Road

“Got ana change?” “No, sorry.” “How bout a cigarette? “I don’t smoke.” I’ve counted seventeen people panhandling in a twelve block radius, in all colors, shapes and sizes. There’s the heavyset black girl with a huge sign reading: PLEASE HELP…HAVEN’T … Continue reading

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Those Who Can’t Teach

I came upon a young mother with a baby girl and a brand new Pit puppy, each ambling alongside her, as she slowly pushed a stroller. African American, pretty, no more than 25, a Norman Rockwell that jumped off the … Continue reading

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The Norma Rae of Hats

This involves my friend Ed who dresses like a matinee idol..impeccably stylish…treating his wardrobe with the deference due a king. That said. We were working together in a vast space amid many tables and chairs. Ed had gotten up to … Continue reading

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The Hole In the Donut

I have a sweet tooth I’ve tried to tame, but we still arm wrestle, when he quite often wins the round. It’s how I met Aziz, the donut man on my corner: glazed, jelly, crullers a foot long, winking from … Continue reading

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Deaf and Dumb

I’m a firm believer that things are put in front of you for a reason. I’ve been having a challenging time as of late, mostly pertaining to my hearing loss. So when I encountered a man who could neither hear … Continue reading

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Best Line Of The Week

 I’m at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing, remembering what it was like before they installed a coffee bar. I used to come here to write, when it was a sanctuary…quiet, peaceful. Now it’s Epcot with statuary, surly waiters … Continue reading

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Best Line Of The Week

I’m standing in line at Panera, a father and one whiny kid in front of me, screaming because she can’t have a lollipop the size of Montana at 7 in the morning. My ears in peril, I decide to intervene. … Continue reading

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Snow Blows

Winter decided to have one last blast before Spring comes to take his place.  Yeah, winter is so annoying it has to be a man, not to mention, one who belongs in rehab if you could see what’s falling. Flakes … Continue reading

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In That Spinach In Your Teeth?

You know you’ve lost your charm when you leave the house with a mouth draped in greenery.   I’m a pretty well-coiffed girl.  I am, spending quite a bit of time shampooing and perfuming as if I were Marie Antoinette. But … Continue reading

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Those Little Things

There’s a kid I see most mornings who sells newspapers outside by the subway.  He’s there early to meet the truck, the driver tossing them on the sidewalk like a bale of hay. He’ll come into Starbucks at 5 to … Continue reading

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