Category Archives: friendship

Heart Double-parked

I’m crossing Park Avenue, an elderly man on a walker is approaching the opposite way, losing his balance, falling on the esplanade.  In his 80s, extremely tall…imagine Gulliver taking a spill. I run over, along with a young man holding … Continue reading

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Besieged, Bothered and Bewildered

When my friend MJ stopped writing to me, I missed her, but let her alone.  I knew whatever was going on had nothing to do with me. When Tallulah the Bishon’s mother said in her Christmas card, sorry we haven’t … Continue reading

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Home Furnishings

I spent 15 minutes watching a robin build it’s nest in front of my late friend Jackie’s old building, fascinated by the bird’s skill and perseverance.  He’d fly straight up to install whatever item he found appealing, then swoop back … 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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Sniper Shootings

I must be giving off one helluva scent because anyone and everyone with a gripe or grievance has graced my path. Recently, when I was working, an older woman started to scream at me over something I had nothing to … Continue reading

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Susannah and the Fat Man

I was coming back from a job during rush hour on the L train, a line I never take. There I was, squashed, in-between a woman with 8 shopping bags, and a young kid whose backpack was practically smothering me. … Continue reading

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We Choose Whom We Love

Chemistry’s a funny thing.  That’s why you see the guy smooching the gal with a rear the size of Cleveland, and the girl hanging all over her fella who weighs 80 pounds and lisps We all have the last say, … Continue reading

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Run For Your Life

There’s a middle-aged man living in my building who suffers from acute panic attacks. Bald, a little hunched over, we literally run into each on the stairs. Despite an elevator, I make myself take them since for forty years, lived … Continue reading

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Whom To Admire

I’ve known a woman for over 20 years who’s worked as the cashier in a neighborhood grocery store. Anya is her name, and one of the most impressive people I know. A beautiful Latino in her 50s with one son, … Continue reading

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Playing Camille

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