Category Archives: friendship

So Long Mimi

My friend Mimi died, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Though well into her 80s, it’s not a comfort when someone says, she lived a good life. Maybe so, but my sadness still surrounds me like a scrim I can’t quite see … 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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Animals…We Just Look Different

These made me smile. Where the fuck’s the bus. Didn’t ya hear me knockin? I own Boardwalk and all the hotels. And then Babar said, we’re off to go shopping, and he and Mrs. Babar, though in debt, lived happily … 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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You Kan Change The World

It was around supper time on Valentine’s Day, when I opened my door to a folded heart stuck in one of my sneakers. I always take them off before coming in, serving as a handy mailbox. It was from the … Continue reading

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When Love Has The Last Say

In the park this morning I met a Beagle named Mike, who triggered a memory. I couldn’t have been more than 10 when it happened, so my clarity impresses even me. There was a family on our block, The Greenfields, … Continue reading

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Don’t Force a Door To Stay Open

Someone said this to me after speaking of a longtime friendship ending, and how ephemeral they’ve become, in general.  Thought back to my best pals in childhood, how they stuck around for better or worse, like a marriage…in sickness and … Continue reading

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Four-legged Loyalty

Loyalty, a strong sense of support and allegiance towards another, may be becoming a thing of the past.  I see it more and more, except where animals are concerned. They show up for you, no matter what. Read a tender … Continue reading

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One Weepy Thingirl

Everything is making me cry. I’m like a raw nerve in jeans and a turtleneck. I’d like to blame it on the snow, but that would be too simple. Saw a three legged-labrador hopping down Third in a red ski … Continue reading

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