Category Archives: humanity

The Tortoise and the Hair

Now I’ve seen everything. It’s not unusual nowadays to see those asking for money with pets at their side. Dogs, cats…and they get me every time. I see those big eyes  of a Pitt or a kitten curled up, and just … Continue reading

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Adding Ginger

It was the day after the alleged Nor’easter that had everybody scared to death.  Turned out to be, just a normal snow mixed with rainstorm, at least in New York City, the Goliath of the Tri-State area. You have to … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

 Who said New York’s humanity is down a quart? OOPS, it was me. Well, I was humbled when a little old lady was sitting on the step inside the subway rummaging through her purse. I didn’t think much of it … Continue reading

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Be Who You Are

Life is too short not to be who you are.  It’s a pity many of us don’t learn that till we’re older. I have two acquaintances, both gay who won’t come out of the closet.  One, in his 60s can’t … Continue reading

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Those Wacky Presidents

After a friend read, I can name all the U.S. Presidents, he demanded to know how, so I told him. Boy, was he sorry. Washington, the first, is a no-brainer. John Adams the 2nd, Thomas Jefferson, author of The Declaration … Continue reading

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Best Story Of The Week

When I run on the Central Park track, I’m always in the company of squirrels starting their day.  I usually walk a bit, just to observe their busyness.  They also remind me to stay present since they never seem worried … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Welcome the One and Only…

Montreal Comedy Festival, 1993 She’s at a front table overdressed, sipping a warm beer.  Her heart pounds as she preens knowing when it’s over, she’ll be the one on his arm. The crowd is noisy, restless as servers scurry around … Continue reading

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Worst Story Of The Week

And the phone shall inherit the earth. I’m in the park on Sunday at 6 a.m., not a soul in sight except for one man sprinkling salt on the road. I’m delighted that it snowed just enough to be beautiful, … Continue reading

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You Kan Change The World

It was around supper time on Valentine’s Day, when I opened my door to a folded heart stuck in one of my sneakers. I always take them off before coming in, serving as a handy mailbox. It was from the … Continue reading

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My grandfather, Bartholomew Palvario, known as Pop, was my biggest role model when it comes to giving. I’ve written about it. How when I was so small, watching him rake leaves, shovel snow and bake bread not only for his … Continue reading

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