Category Archives: humanity

Cheap Cheap

No, this is not about chickens with a typo. I ran into a fella I hadn’t seen as I was coming out of Barnes and Noble, who seemed initially, very happy to see me. After a pleasantry or two, he … Continue reading

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A Little Tenderness

I’m in Starbucks crying, the happiness I promised myself nowhere to be found. While huddled in a corner wrapped in layers of wool, wondering if spring will ever come again, a baby in the tiniest red hoodie, toddles over to … Continue reading

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Adverbs, Vonnegut and Me

Kurt Vonnegut loathed adverbs (a noun, word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb or a word group), slaying them at every turn, making me aware how often I use them. That LY you don’t … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Promise

I find when I call changes I’d like to make in the coming year, resolutions, they never pan out. But a promise, after all, is a promise, even if it’s only to yourself. I’ve decided, I’m going to be happier. … Continue reading

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Men Who Shed

I’ve met the Dom Deluise of dogs with a matching owner. A Saint Bernard named Benny with a tongue that could stretch to Pittsburgh, and a coat, coating the park like white and brown confetti, is loping alongside me. You … Continue reading

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Best Story of the week…December 26th

I’m on the train coming back from therapy. The car is snailing back uptown with very little chatter. It’s Christmas Eve, so the solemnity seems apt, like everybody’s waiting for a savior to be born. That damned Catholicism of mine … Continue reading

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Impeaches and Cream

The only thing President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment did for me, was ignite my history, since he now shares the Big Kahuna of congressional admonishments with two other men: Andrew Johnson, our 17th President by default, and William Jefferson Clinton, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…December 20th

Is someone knocking? With my hearing the way it is, one never knows. Yes, there is, as I pad to the door. Without my glasses I can’t quite make out who it is from the peep hole, so I call … Continue reading

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There Will Be No Christmas This Year

Christmas is on a stretcher. The message seems to be…WHO CARES,¬†something I find rather mystifying. Maybe it’s the Connecticut in me, but I suit up every year, whether in the mood or not. We must make the effort to be … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Bill Hicks

Today would have been Bill Hicks’s 58th birthday. Since he died at 32, it means he’s missed 26, which adds up to an awful lot of missed cake. I remember what a sweet tooth he had and how, whenever I’d … Continue reading

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