Category Archives: grace

A Writer’s Self-doubt

My creativity has been up on the ledge lately dangling her feet. She feels alone and inept, underappreciated and forlorn, yet the well isn’t dry. It still seems damp, way at the bottom. I sit at my desk most days … Continue reading

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What Will Be?

My life looks nothing like the one I had a year ago right before the virus hit. It feels as if I’m living someone else’s, having no clue how to get the old one back. I remember working downtown on … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…April 8th

I was feeling blue, so I did what I always do, went out for a walk. I found myself at the Library lost in the stacks, starting with Vonnegut, backing up to Mailer, then Hemingway hoping for some solace from … Continue reading

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Best Stories of the Week…April 1st

MONDAY…early, en route to the Park, I see a fella with droopy drawers coming towards me carrying what looks like a liter of Coke or Pepsi before ducking into an alcove. As I’m about to pass I hear him say … Continue reading

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A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men is a favorite play and film of mine, both written by Aaron Sorkin, the play on cocktail napkins while he was an usher at a Broadway theater, proving what author Julia Cameron says… a writer writes, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…March 19th

I’m en route to the dentist way downtown. I have two. Dr. Levine whose fees rival college tuition, and the place my insurance overs. I choose the latter hoping they can tell me without emptying my wallet, why my gum … Continue reading

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When Manhattan Stopped for Me

I was barreling down the subway steps towards the express train downtown, late for an appointment, when the doors began to close. A young girl brazenly stuck her leg in the door so it would stay open, but like a … Continue reading

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The Person I Want To Come Home To

I want to be the person I want to come home to. It says it all for me, the kind of girl I long to be: happy, sane, loyal and true. One who greets with a smile. I long to … Continue reading

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Lights Still Shining

There are stars whose radiance is visible on Earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the … Continue reading

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Best Stories Of The Week, So Far…March 4th

Monday:  I’m in the Park crossing the Great Lawn walking gingerly over ice, when I see a young man charging towards me, in shorts no less. I say, hey, be careful, it’s very icy. If looks could kill, I’d be … Continue reading

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