Category Archives: humanity

Best Story of the Week…August 13th

I’m in front of my building, waiting for a food delivery. I get anxious and walk to the corner, looking for the regular delivery kid to come peddling down the street. There’s a nicely dressed young mom a few feet … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

A U.S. President’s State of the Union Address was always read by a court clerk rather than the man himself, until Woodrow Wilson took the helm in 1913. Thomas Jefferson, who didn’t much care for public speaking, installed the rule, … Continue reading

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So Long Pete

Pete Hamill died on Wednesday at the impressive age of 85. He was everything I wanted to be as a writer: brave, passionate, prolific and humble, when people called out his name. I remember meeting him on Astor Place right … Continue reading

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You’re Just Dreamin

I haven’t had a drink in over two years, but dreamt I had gone out, as they say, if you start to drink again. There I was on a bar stool sipping champagne like a showgirl, the dream so vivid, … Continue reading

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Meat and Potato Men

I’m referring to an old-fashioned type of male you don’t see so much anymore. The man who steps up, no matter what. The fella who faces the bully, chases the bad guy, who runs into the burning building to save … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…Raccoons on Parade

Between Covid life, and the heat, people are getting up earlier. Nature, however, never alters her rhythms, no matter what. It’s daybreak, the prettiest time of the morning, as I make my way north. There are bikers to my right, … Continue reading

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A Little Story I’d Like To Share

I was on my way to a laundry with my bath mat cradled in my arms, when I happened to pass one I’ve never noticed before. A tiny, elderly Asian woman was in this little space, all alone folding sheets. … Continue reading

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The Big Bang

This piece concerns three men: John Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Eliot Spitzer, the latter, the former Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo’s disgraced predecessor, who in 2008, stepped down due to his inappropriate sexual conduct rivaling the Marquis de Sade’s. … Continue reading

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Hoppy Birdday

It was my birthday, and a friend presented me with a massive bouquet of multicolored gladiolas with stems, almost as tall as me. I’m from Connecticut, so I can’t show my irritation since, one pink rose would have done it, … Continue reading

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Assault and Batteries

I’m in the Park as the sun is coming up, alone except for a pigeon who won’t take no for an answer. After stretching my calves the size of mangoes from all my years of running, take flight I see … Continue reading

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