Category Archives: Health

Me and the Blonde

I see the same people in the Park every morning, though now, some of who I call the seasonals are out that don’t run in the winter, like the 15 or so stalwarts, me being one along with a tall, … Continue reading

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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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New Deli

My friend who owns a gourmet shop gave me upon request, a modest slice of grilled eggplant that, after eating it, made me look like a pylon who swallowed a rat, the button to my jeans popping after telling me, … Continue reading

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Best Stories Of The Week, So Far…March 4th

Monday:  I’m in the Park crossing the Great Lawn walking gingerly over ice, when I see a young man charging towards me, in shorts no less. I say, hey, be careful, it’s very icy. If looks could kill, I’d be … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…February 25th

5:45 A.M. I’m heading towards the Park when I see a newspaper delivery man I bump into most mornings. “Good morning,” I said, same as every day, and same as every day, he doesn’t respond. So me, being a little … Continue reading

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A Little Historical Lore

Since one plague can lead to another… Dr. Samuel Mudd (1833-1883) comes to mind, remembering the Yellow Fever epidemic that broke out at Fort Jefferson in the Gulf of Mexico, in 1868. Dr. Mudd was imprisoned there for setting the … Continue reading

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Writers Who Never Knew

Emma Lazarus’s poem, The New Colossus, written in 1883 to raise money for the building of the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, died when she was 38 of Hodgkins Lymphoma, never knowing her beautiful words would be immortalized on Liberty’s base. … 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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Buoys in the Water

Yesterday as I was leaving my building, a woman from an upper floor was weeping on the arm of the doorman who was helping her to the elevator. Despite being 3 in the afternoon, she was in her bathrobe. I … Continue reading

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Did You Know? Day of the Dead Edition…2020

Yes, I have an undeniably ghoulish streak. Consider it part of my charm, spawned from all the biographies and True crime books I’ve read. To quote the late, great Diana Vreeland, dying of a heart attack at 85 claiming she … Continue reading

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