Category Archives: grace

We Gathered Together….To Eat

My present Thanksgiving is very different from the one I celebrated as a child. My mother made so much food, even Shrek would have been popping Tumms. What comes to mind besides, we could have used a vomitorium is, we … Continue reading

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The Way It Is Now

Today I was chased by a Corgi named Goldie who I’m madly in love with. She’s a little more than a puppy with fur that feels like silk, nuzzling you, like a low to the ground lover. Her owner, however, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 12th…Hearing With a Limp

A 10 year-old boy in my building, walks with a slight limp, something that occurred at birth. It’s barely noticeable, providing you’re not James that is, who alas, has to live with it. When I heard that they were making … Continue reading

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Buoys in the Water

Yesterday as I was leaving my building, a woman from an upper floor was weeping on the arm of the doorman who was helping her to the elevator. Despite being 3 in the afternoon, she was in her bathrobe. I … Continue reading

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We Have A New President

“It’s easier to be a parent this morning. It’s easier to be a dad. It’s easier to tell your kids: ‘Character matters, it matters. Telling the truth matters. Being a good person matters.’ Van Jones   November 7, 2020 HEAR HEAR!!!   … Continue reading

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Voting 6 Feet Apart

The drum roll has begun. Why does this presidential election feel more like the apocalypse than a Democracy?  Hell if I know. Rather than noble Americans, we’re more like the Jets and Sharks in West Side Story, the way we’ve … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 28nd

I’m about to enter my building when I hear someone holler, “Excuse me!” My doorman points to a man with a young boy hurrying towards me. The kid looks familiar in his high-end leather bomber jacket and jeans. “I’d like … Continue reading

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Defending Jackie

I walk by 1040 Fifth, Jackie Kennedy’s longtime address (1964-1994), most mornings. Sometimes I gaze up to the 15th floor, other times, like today, stop to pay a brief homage. A girl was standing nearby, so I assumed she too … Continue reading

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When A Heart Truly Opens

I think of myself as a very generous soul, but have learned, it has to ring true. Giving out of guilt neither helps the giver nor receiver. Two examples: There’s a man I know from AA who I like very … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 8th

I’m babysitting Max, the Rottweiler, who’s been very depressed since his father’s been away on business. Noel called, to ask if I’d go get him at The Waggy Tail…Pet Motel. Joan of Bark, reporting for duty, ran like Jesse Owens … Continue reading

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