Category Archives: Gratitude

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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New Year’s Resolutions I Probably Won’t Keep

Letting my hair go gray, like Patti Smith.  Now if I could only sing. I might grow bangs, to hide my wrinkled brow, but what if I look like Lucy, in Peanuts.  Not resembling a refugee when I run. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Christmas Must Not Be Cancelled

It’s more important now than ever, that season wise, we step up to the plate. I don’t know about you, but I need a good dose of holiday cheer. I’ve been hearing too many ‘bah humbug’ excuses, blaming it on … Continue reading

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James 4

As I walk towards the entrance of the Park on 90th Street, I pass an older man of color asleep in an alcove of a prewar building, now home to an embassy. His name is James, who has lived outside … Continue reading

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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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Best Story of the Week…November 19th

I believe in cause and effect. What you do, how you treat others, will come back to you in kind. I’m waiting for a friend when it starts to pour. I could run for cover, but have no way of … 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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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…September 17th

As I emerged from my local market, an elderly man lost his balance, bracing himself against the side of the store. A kid, who was perched in front with a coffee cup, asking for change, dropped it, to help the … Continue reading

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And I Quote…

Where do they come from, these pithy, memorable sayings that last the test of time? Are the quotable examples of genius, or merely portals on behalf of the Divine, who clearly has a sense of humor. Some of my favorites… … Continue reading

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