Category Archives: grace

Love From the Ethers

This will be my last piece to commemorate the passing of Bill Hicks. Like Yoko, who only celebrates John’s birthday on October 9th, I too will only celebrate Bill on December 16th, the day of his birth. Early this morning … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Women

Two tender tales have been circling my thoughts like proud, persistent eagles. One is about Eleanor Roosevelt, the other, Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon. Bunny was married to millionaire, philanthropist Paul Mellon for 51 years, while during that time, sharing him with … Continue reading

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Urban Catholic

I’m not religious by any means but still often, pop into church. To quote Bunny Mellon…I’m a different sort of Christian. I don’t really come by to pray, I stop in to talk with God because he’s a dear, dear … Continue reading

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Attention All Girls…Face Up

There comes a time in every woman’s life when she considers plastic surgery. You look in the mirror one day and wonder, who the hell is that? I made the decision a while back, to leave myself alone, and it … Continue reading

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He Fell For Me

I believe in cause and effect, that what goes around, comes around. You reap what you sow. But yesterday, in my travels, karma never shined more brightly. Karma’s definition, according to Webster’s…in Hinduism and Buddhism…the sum of a person’s actions … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 31

I’m on West 23rd Street by the Chelsea Hotel, a favorite spot of mine for its historical, artistic lore. It’s where Patti Smith lived with Robert Mapplethorpe and Janis Joplin and The Ramones danced and dreamed. Arthur Miller and Dylan … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 18

It was early rush-hour on a drizzly day, when the streets of Manhattan most resemble Tokyo. I was in step along with my fellow New Yorkers, right and left, crossing the grid like ants in a hurry. This was when … Continue reading

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Walk In Grace

A friend of mine who recently lost her husband, signed off an email with… Walk in Grace. I didn’t think much of it at the time, yet it keeps appearing in my thoughts like a faint, flicker of light. She … Continue reading

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Love in the Afternoon

I wish this meant, I’ve been canoodling from 2 till 4, but alas, it’s just the title of my favorite Audrey Hepburn film, and where I took my blog name, athingirl, from. Gary Cooper, who plays the naughty millionaire, Frank … Continue reading

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The Biggest Story of the Week…December 21

I’m on 86th and Third, waiting for the light to change. A cab pulls up. The door swings open, but all I see are two legs the size of sequoias, hanging off the seat. I peek in to find a … Continue reading

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