Category Archives: grace

Doin the Wave

Whenever I’m coming home from my run, and see the crosstown bus waiting at the light on Fifth, I wave to the bus driver. Why? Oh I don’t know, it’s the pup in me I guess, who’s happy and friendly … Continue reading

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A Spring Rain

It was a misty drizzle when I went for my run, Mother Nature looking as though she was just in her slip. The temperature, in the high 40s, gave a glimpse of what’s to come, urging me to be hopeful, … Continue reading

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Showdown at the Nail Nook

To say my tolerance of rudeness is down a quart, is putting it mildly. I’ll go toe-to-toe on this, but I blame our president who’s taken inappropriate behavior to new heights. That said…. I was getting a pedicure, a real … Continue reading

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A Little Tenderness

I’m in Starbucks crying, the happiness I promised myself nowhere to be found. While huddled in a corner wrapped in layers of wool, wondering if spring will ever come again, a baby in the tiniest red hoodie, toddles over to … Continue reading

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A Gentleman Caller

It’s around 3 A.M. when I get up to write, a habit of mine if I can’t sleep. I don’t feel lonely often, but for the past few days I’ve had a yearning I can’t seem to quench. It happens. … Continue reading

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Men Who Shed

I’ve met the Dom Deluise of dogs with a matching owner. A Saint Bernard named Benny with a tongue that could stretch to Pittsburgh, and a coat, coating the park like white and brown confetti, is loping alongside me. You … Continue reading

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Best Story of the week…December 26th

I’m on the train coming back from therapy. The car is snailing back uptown with very little chatter. It’s Christmas Eve, so the solemnity seems apt, like everybody’s waiting for a savior to be born. That damned Catholicism of mine … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Bill Hicks

Today would have been Bill Hicks’s 58th birthday. Since he died at 32, it means he’s missed 26, which adds up to an awful lot of missed cake. I remember what a sweet tooth he had and how, whenever I’d … Continue reading

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A Heart Pried Open

It’s not easy being sensitive. There isn’t a homeless person that escapes my notice, a blind man I don’t see, or a stray cat under a car wishing I could coax home, so it’s no surprise I spotted Andy. There’s … Continue reading

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A Patriot Without a President

So, Michael Bloomberg, to quote Teddy, is tossing his hat in the ring, and I for one am glad. He was my neighbor for many years before and after he became Mayor of New York, so I got to observe … Continue reading

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