Category Archives: friendship

Friendship a Bloomin’

The Latino woman preceding me most days in the Starbuck’s line, along with the African American cook who works for a rich family on Fifth, have become fast friends. I’ve been watching it unfold, this funny friendship you’d never expect … Continue reading

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They Love Me, They Love Me Not

 A therapist I once had, called it the vacillation dance, when one minute, you’re the toast of someone’s life, the next, toast. She explained it as having intimacy issues.  My explanation rang truer…it was just plain, fucked up behavior. The … Continue reading

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Going Bananas

I’ve mentioned not feeling well lately, a condition that’s humbled me more than I can say. The expression, add insult to injury, really hits home, because you kinda find out who your true friends are when you need them the … Continue reading

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A Little Diplomacy

It’s been, the First Day of School week, on the upper east side.  Kids of all ages, with parents, grandparents, nannies in tow, dressed like tiny cadets…boys in blue blazers and miniature knackis, girls wearing jumpers, tights and brand new … Continue reading

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Three Naked Men

I’ve been feeding cats. I know, you were hoping for a little porn on a sultry Sunday, but I will say, it was like having lunch with three hot, longshoremen, just with tails. Buddy is the biggest…white and tan,   like … Continue reading

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All That Is Golden

I just came back from paying a shiva call for Atticus Goldring, the 14 year-old Golden Retriever, Mattie and Roy, my former neighbors, lost over the weekend. Atti was riddled with arthritis, barely able to walk, so they took him … Continue reading

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A Wet Muchacho

It was teeming out, me being the only one in 80 degree heat in boots, looking as if I was about to go fish, my favorite card game as a kid by the way, along with my trusty umbrella that … Continue reading

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Back In Step

I’ve been a member of Al-Anon, a 12-Step program for those affected by the aftershocks of alcohol, for 12 years. I stopped attending meetings due to my hearing loss, but two weeks ago, went back. It was the best decision … Continue reading

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The Politeness of Puppies

Punctilio, a fancy word for good manners, not that you hear it a lot, but when you do, it reminds us of a different time when politeness wasn’t so rare. Etiquette, rules of conduct, or just the customary code for … Continue reading

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My Old Little House

For the past year and a half, I have not been able to go by the old apartment building I lived in for almost 40 years, finding it much too painful. I take Park rather than Madison just to avoid … Continue reading

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