Category Archives: Gratitude

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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A Moment of Grace

I’ve been thinking a lot about things, I never thought of before. Just now, for instance, I was standing beneath an awning drinking coffee, freshly bummed from my pal who owns a grocery store. It was rainy, and barely 7 … Continue reading

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Takes So Little

I was having a trying day, so when I came home and found raspberries in front of my door, it changed my channel, so to speak. I have a neighbor I rarely see, but we leave things for each other. … Continue reading

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Staying the Course

A friend of mine put it well…these are unprecedented times. I’ll say. If these 5 months have taught me anything it’s, I know nothing of what’s to come. New York is like a war zone as you make your way … Continue reading

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So Long Pete

Pete Hamill died on Wednesday at the impressive age of 85. He was everything I wanted to be as a writer: brave, passionate, prolific and humble, when people called out his name. I remember meeting him on Astor Place right … Continue reading

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I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy

One of my favorite all time films is, Yankee Doodle Dandy. When James Cagney, as George M. Cohan, tap dances down the White House Steps, I’m always up from my chair, tappin along with him. I make no apologizes for … Continue reading

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Joy Over OY

I went to see my friend Mary, the framer, along with Gary Cooper whose paper got wet as a result of a recent leak. I expected her to be so happy after being closed for three months. NOPE! She bitched … Continue reading

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The New Norm?

How will it be, when we’re finally let out of our cage…when every business reopens, and we can all go back to work. Will life ever be casual again? It’s interesting, the things I miss. The Gap for starters. To … Continue reading

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