Category Archives: Health

Fat Man At My Table

I’m in Starbucks at my usual table when a very large man sits in the chair across from me. “Excuse me,” I say, “but why are you here?” properly startled. He says, “It’s community seating, so I can sit where … Continue reading

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Zeke and Al

Al is a mutt, and Zeke, a five year-old boy, with autism.  Think Timmy and Lassie, just a tad imperfect. Zeke’s mom has her hands full, which is why, when I see Al, tied to the no-longer-in-use phone booth in … Continue reading

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Going Bananas

I’ve mentioned not feeling well lately, a condition that’s humbled me more than I can say. The expression, add insult to injury, really hits home, because you kinda find out who your true friends are when you need them the … Continue reading

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Norma of Arc

I recently went to the ER. If you’ve never graced one before, it’s like a three-ring circus, there’s so much going on. First comes the paperwork as if you’re enrolling in college, with 12 pages requiring signatures, that you know, … Continue reading

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Four-legged Emissaries

I haven’t been feeling too well lately, but have still managed to walk a bit in the morning sunshine, knowing, how healing it can be. I’m delighted with the team of dogs, sidling up to me, as if they know, … Continue reading

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When He Became She

There’s a woman in the park I could have sworn I knew, but just couldn’t place her.  Every day I racked my brain trying to think, where do I know her from. I ran into another person who jostled my … Continue reading

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Thanks For The Mammories

It’s self-care season, meaning, it’s a round robin of doctor appointments to make sure all is in working order, like an annual tune-up for your car. Of course, as with anything, it comes with a downside.  Prodding and pushing, pressing and … Continue reading

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Pap Text

There I was in the throes of my annual pap exam, on the table, feet in stirrups, probably the least dignified position a woman ever finds herself in.  Toss in the Pepto Bismol pink gown…opened to the front like bad … Continue reading

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When The Lettuce Turns

There’s an Italian expression my grandmother liked, when lettuce ceases to be edible…fachadda…meaning, the leaves are dead, shriveled…salad history, if you will. I had a week that left me, let’s just say, fachadda, in every area. It began with a job…a good … Continue reading

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Trash Talk’in

Yesterday, I was about to begin my run, when I saw a bevy of beer bottles rolling beneath a bench.  I love Central Park and loathe littering anywhere, so often find myself, like this morning, picking it up. As I … Continue reading

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