Category Archives: grace

Best Story of the Week…September 20th

I was on the train seated between two Asian tourists. How did I know they were tourists? Because they were wearing everyplace they visited. They had on Statue of Liberty T-shirts, Yankee caps and carried MOMA tote bags. They were … Continue reading

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Friends, Missing In Action

In my last post, I mentioned my late pals, Mimi and Jackie missing them more than I can say. My fantasy is, they’re together in one of their living rooms, Jackie’s painted peach, Mimi’s pale yellow, looking down at me … Continue reading

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A Date Which Will Live In Infamy…9/11/2001

One of the most famous quotes in American history by President Franklin Roosevelt, coined after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, can more than apply to what happened on a tranquil Tuesday, 17 years ago today. When … Continue reading

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Speaking the Same Language

 I ran into Alice, a former neighbor, running with her daughter. First question we always have for one another is, so what are you reading? I start carrying on about a novel called Belgravia, written by Julien Fellowes who wrote … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – August 2018

Elegy to self:   It’s vodka and tonic weather in a chilled, crystal glass filled with extra lime. You can almost hear the ice throughout the city, chime like church bells. Never fails when it’s this hot for me to … Continue reading

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John McCain…A Hero and Then Some

My temper lies dormant. I’m like a fighter who knows his fists are lethal weapons, so it’s best to keep them hidden. In my case, my tongue will get me into trouble if I’m not careful. In AA they warn … Continue reading

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A Word for the Woebegone

 Now there’s a word, but not the one I’m about to dissect in all its dismal glory, though a sister word meaning…sad. My friend David will always zero in on one that tends to give me pause. This time it … Continue reading

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War Wounds

Forgive your enemies, but always remember their names.   John F. Kennedy I saw my X on the street who startled me to say the least, seeing instantly how his alcoholism has escalated. His clothes were rumpled, he needed a … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…July, 27 2018

Rushing to the ATM, I hold the door for a woman coming out who stops to stare at me. I smile. “What’s the matter?” “I can’t believe you hold the door for me?” She’s a little Latino woman, probably working … Continue reading

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Sittin’ in the Park

  I’m reminded often, how lucky I am to live so close to Central Park. Even though I run through it most days, I tend to forget to visit more casually.  Today, after it rained all night, I threw on chinos … Continue reading

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