Category Archives: humanity

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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Lust Is In The Air

It’s the mating season, and everybody’s doin it.  Squirrels, birds, bees, even educated fleas do it, to quote Cole Porter… let’s do it…let’s fall in love.  I could have sworn I saw two raccoons holding hands, turning out to be … Continue reading

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Remembering Jackie

It was May, 1994, when I was coming home through Central Park, wondering why there were so many news trucks along Fifth Avenue. I had yet to learn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, better known to the world, as just Jackie, had … Continue reading

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They Died With Their Scrubs On

 I go to the hospital monthly, to have a shot to keep my hearing up, in a facility called, The Infusion Center.  Now I’m there for something minor, compared to the cast of chemo patients that never fail to humble … Continue reading

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The Graceful Fall of Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly inspired a post I wrote called, A Word From the Heart https://athingirl.com/2017/05/02/ that had little to do with him, but the powers-that-be, have been harassing me, because his name was even mentioned. First of all, I don’t share the shortsidedness … Continue reading

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Heart Double-parked

I’m crossing Park Avenue, an elderly man on a walker is approaching the opposite way, losing his balance, falling on the esplanade.  In his 80s, extremely tall…imagine Gulliver taking a spill. I run over, along with a young man holding … Continue reading

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Besieged, Bothered and Bewildered

When my friend MJ stopped writing to me, I missed her, but let her alone.  I knew whatever was going on had nothing to do with me. When Tallulah the Bishon’s mother said in her Christmas card, sorry we haven’t … Continue reading

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Tobacco Road

“Got ana change?” “No, sorry.” “How bout a cigarette? “I don’t smoke.” I’ve counted seventeen people panhandling in a twelve block radius, in all colors, shapes and sizes. There’s the heavyset black girl with a huge sign reading: PLEASE HELP…HAVEN’T … Continue reading

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A Word From The Heart

 When journalist, Bill O’Reilly, was let go from the Fox Network after twenty-one years on the air, his comment was, “I’m disheartened.” That word has stayed with me since. A verb that means, to lose faith and confidence.  To be … Continue reading

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Pithier Posts

I’ve been practicing brevity lately in terms of blogging, realizing, posts shouldn’t be the length of War and Peace. I have 1,571 posts in my archives, and if you read the earlier ones, boy…did I need an editor. “In writing, … Continue reading

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