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Let’s Talk Turkey

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was a favorite holiday of mine, despite the fact the entire family got drunk and disorderly. I remember when my mother stabbed my father with her super-duper carving knife, delaying dinner till he returned from … Continue reading

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A Not Nice New York

I live on the Upper East Side in the middle of a pretty block. If you go west, all is clean and peaceful, doormen sweeping, hosing down the pavement.  Seasonal flowers planted on each esplanade. However, if you go east, … Continue reading

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Marathon Weekend 2017

 One can’t help but to think of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, when New York’s annual Marathon takes place this coming Sunday.  It’s like runner’s roulette…where three thousand or more are gathered. Yet the crowds come, runners assemble, ignoring … Continue reading

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Halloween To Go

I just had such a fight with Frank the super over, why the kids in the building, can’t knock on friendly doors, like in the good old days. “It ain’t safe,” said he… “Older tenants are afraid to let people … Continue reading

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Blessed Are The Peacemakers

I get so much shit, for being nice, pardon my parlance, choosing to take the highroad since there’s less traffic on it, if you will. I’m amazed how often my cheerful countenance is challenged as though I suffer from some debilitating … Continue reading

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I Got You Covered

My friends, Ed and Evelyn, have a great, long term marriage, and frankly, the only one I know of. There’s the woman who, after 14 years, hates her husband so much, her goal is to have her own bedroom. Another … Continue reading

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September 11, 2017

I was asked, why do I insist on celebrating this day. First of all, celebrating is certainly, not the right word.  One doesn’t celebrate the saddest day New York City has ever had. But yes, we remember. I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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Charlottesville, Virginia August 12, 2017

When General George Edward Pickett (1825-1875)  led his doomed division in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1865 on the last day of this famous battle famously known as Pickett’s Charge, mounted majestically on his horse, he hollered… Up men to your … Continue reading

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Restraining Order

I never knew how much restraint I had until spontaneously, inviting a woman I know over for tea. She’s my age, a wife and mother, raised by decent parents with probably fewer vices than mine, yet her manners rival an … Continue reading

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First Family History

I picked up a book called, First Families (2005), by Bonnie Angelo, that’s filled with fascinating facts of the men, along with their wives and children, who’ve lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.    I loved knowing Teddy Roosevelt, my favorite president, … Continue reading

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