Category Archives: Gratitude

Best Story of the Week…November 14

Kindness, let’s face it, has been globally down a quart, every man for himself, the world’s new motto. Nowadays when you hold a door, ask how someone is or even say thank you, you’re looked upon as a freak. But … Continue reading

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The Few and Far Between

I always marvel at the people one meets who are more than willing to help you. It’s rarely who you’d expect to step up to the plate on your behalf. I’m in an area of Brooklyn I’ve never been before, … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Manhattan

When I can’t sleep, rather than count sheep, or even U.S. Presidents, I now count my blessings making a gratitude list from A to Z. It goes something like this: A…apples, the air I breathe and my friend Anna, who … Continue reading

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Right Foot Left Foot

My latest loss is my longtime foot doctor I’ve been seeing for 20 years. The part time space he rents has tripled, so that’s it, he will be my doctor no more. He’s the sweetest man not to mention greatest … Continue reading

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History’s Greatest Hits

I had lunch with my friend Jack and his date, I’ll call Minnie, from Long Island. Jack, whenever we meet, always asks what I’m reading, so I mention a book on Benjamin Franklin, by Stacy Schiff, I’ve just reread. Minnie … Continue reading

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Best Stories of the Week…August 30th

A 10 year-old boy at school was celebrating his birthday allowed to invite two boys to join him for lunch. He chose his best friend and another kid his mom didn’t know. When she asked, who he was and why … Continue reading

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EEL. EEL. Bean Oootlet.

I ran into Diego, a guy from my old neighborhood who works as a handyman, a Jack of all trades if there ever was one. He was dressed from head to toe in bright whites…Polo Shirt, Bermudas, sneaks that looked … Continue reading

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When Men Are Men

It’s 4 A.M. on a Friday morning, as I head to a very early job. The city, though quieter to be sure, is anything but asleep, especially where the trains are concerned. As a true blue New Yorker, I’m not … Continue reading

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A Flat Fourth of July

Despite our dear President’s tanks rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue like a bad action film, the 4th seems to be down several quarts; poignancy commemorating freedom on the lam. Makes me think of Teddy, our 26th President, when he sent the … Continue reading

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The Rich Are Different

When F. Scott Fitzgerald said…the rich are different from you and me, he wasn’t kidding, seeming to occupy a different planet than the rest of us. Who are the rest of us? We the people who live nicely though modestly, … Continue reading

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