Category Archives: grace

All That Is Golden

I just came back from paying a shiva call for Atticus Goldring, the 14 year-old Golden Retriever, Mattie and Roy, my former neighbors, lost over the weekend. Atti was riddled with arthritis, barely able to walk, so they took him … Continue reading

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Restraining Order

I never knew how much restraint I had until spontaneously, inviting a woman I know over for tea. She’s my age, a wife and mother, raised by decent parents with probably fewer vices than mine, yet her manners rival an … Continue reading

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A Wet Muchacho

It was teeming out, me being the only one in 80 degree heat in boots, looking as if I was about to go fish, my favorite card game as a kid by the way, along with my trusty umbrella that … Continue reading

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John McCain…Eternal Hero

As I sat in a cafe reading in the New York Times that Arizona Senator, John McCain, is suffering from aggressive brain cancer, I began to cry. A teenage boy seated near me asked what was wrong. My first impulse … Continue reading

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Pollyanna Snaps

I’m sitting in Starbucks at 5 A.M., when a young African American fella comes in with a filled up shopping cart.  He doesn’t look homeless, but it’s clear he’s been trash picking all night…bottles, bags, a pair of scuffed shoes … Continue reading

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Everyone In The Pool

Walking through the park on my way home, I spot a cardinal seeming to lead the way making me think of Robert Preston in The Music Man. I watch as he rests on the railing, then a bench before settling … Continue reading

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God Bless America

I warn you, this is not one of my slaphappy posts. I’m here, stunned into silence after going to the 9/11 Museum downtown. A friend asked, what possessed me? Well, I always wanted to go since, being a survivor of … Continue reading

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G

 The G train is a subway line running through Queens into Brooklyn I rarely take. As I wait on the platform longer than I should, when it does come surrounded by dust and fog, it makes me think of the … Continue reading

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Buttonholed

I saw an interesting sign in a florist’s window that said… Order your boutonnieres a week in advance… Now there’s word you don’t hear or see much. A boutonniere is a spray of flowers worn, typically by men, in the … Continue reading

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When The Lettuce Turns

There’s an Italian expression my grandmother liked, when lettuce ceases to be edible…fachadda…meaning, the leaves are dead, shriveled…salad history, if you will. I had a week that left me, let’s just say, fachadda, in every area. It began with a job…a good … Continue reading

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