Category Archives: Health


We’re designed to get through everything, big and small, so the way we’re adapting to the presence of a pandemic should come as no surprise. We’re such a great model we humans are, IKEA could easily sell us in plexiglass … Continue reading

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Princess Diana Francis Spencer of Wales (1961-1997)

August 31st, 1997  92nd Street Y…New York City I was coming from a yoga class with my Israeli boyfriend, entering the member’s lounge, finding everyone huddled around the TV.                               A SPECIAL REPORT Britain’s Princess Diana has died at the … Continue reading

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The Show Must Go On

Tomorrow all New York City gyms will reopen with an array of rules and regulations, but they’ll be open for business, for the first time in over 5 months. I heard a lady say, how awful she thought it was. … 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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Best Story of the Week…August 20th

I’m at the Breast Torture Center for my annual mammogram. As I enter, a Latina in navy scrubs jumps in front of me and says, “Don’t go any further,” as she whips out a thermometer she shoves in my ear. … 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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You’re Just Dreamin

I haven’t had a drink in over two years, but dreamt I had gone out, as they say, if you start to drink again. There I was on a bar stool sipping champagne like a showgirl, the dream so vivid, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…Raccoons on Parade

Between Covid life, and the heat, people are getting up earlier. Nature, however, never alters her rhythms, no matter what. It’s daybreak, the prettiest time of the morning, as I make my way north. There are bikers to my right, … Continue reading

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General Andrew Cuomo

New York has finally seen the day, without one virus fatality. After all we’ve been through, whoever would have thought. Governor Andrew Cuomo has done his work well, but as he’s already said, it’s not over yet. States that opened … Continue reading

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