Category Archives: Gratitude

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 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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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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Kindness Never Wasted

I had left cookies in front of a neighbor’s door who I heard, had just come home from the hospital. She’s in her early 80s, sharp as a tack, walks every day, but alas, was knocked down by a large … Continue reading

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When The Student’s Ready

You’re not supposed to talk about your random acts of kindness, but to say I was humbled by this experience makes me want to share it. I was having a really bad day after losing my house keys while running. … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…February 4th

It’s Tuesday, the day after the snow storm that paralyzed New York City for a whole day, but like always, she got up off the mat and got on with her business, explaining why I’m out in my Teddy Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Bud Without Lou

I wrote a while back about two Irish Setters named Bud and Lou I see in the Park most mornings. Like redheaded racehorses, when they see me coming, gallop to greet me. About a month ago, their mistress, who had … Continue reading

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The Presidential Peanut Gallery

 I couldn’t help getting teary when I saw the art President Biden chose for the Oval Office. A President can hang artwork from the White House’s own collection, or borrow from museums for his term in office. President Obama had … Continue reading

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