Category Archives: grace

Fashion That Never Sleeps

One of my favorite things to wear I never get tired of, is a little black dress most people associate with Audrey Hepburn. But the person who deserves the credit is the designer, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, who in 1926, through … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 14

Kindness, let’s face it, has been globally down a quart, every man for himself, the world’s new motto. Nowadays when you hold a door, ask how someone is or even say thank you, you’re looked upon as a freak. But … Continue reading

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The Few and Far Between

I always marvel at the people one meets who are more than willing to help you. It’s rarely who you’d expect to step up to the plate on your behalf. I’m in an area of Brooklyn I’ve never been before, … Continue reading

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Losing a Friend

I’ve been holding vigil for a friend who just passed. He was sick for a long time and frankly, to see him released from the bondage of illness lightens my heart. Andrew was a Vietnam Veteran who loved his country … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Manhattan

When I can’t sleep, rather than count sheep, or even U.S. Presidents, I now count my blessings making a gratitude list from A to Z. It goes something like this: A…apples, the air I breathe and my friend Anna, who … Continue reading

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Remnants of a Beauty

I’m on the train once again, when a girl in her 30s? 40s? clearly an addict, is methodically asking for money. Now, I don’t carry cash during the day, because by the time I get home, it’s gone, given away … Continue reading

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Zip the Lip

Some people live by the sword, I, 12 Step Slogans, zipping the lip in my top ten. What does it mean? Shut the fuck up if you know what’s good for you because the minute you engage about anything confrontational, … Continue reading

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Club Med

No, I’m not in Waikiki, I’m referring to my spanking new meditation practice that’s a vacation all in itself, just without leaving the house. For ten minutes twice a day, beginning and end, I shut down my mind leaving a … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 11

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement…7:15 a.m. From sundown to sundown, one fasts in quiet contemplation, repenting for any wrongdoing committed throughout the year. I’m on the runner’s track headed for home, when I come upon two boys, perhaps … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Vonnegut

I found myself in Turtle Bay, a part of Manhattan from 43rd to 53rd Streets, stretching from Lexington to the East River. It’s mostly known for the long time home of the late Katharine Hepburn, but for me it has … Continue reading

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