Category Archives: humor

Best Story of the Week…January 7th, 2021

6:30  a.m. I’m once again in my friend’s store, helping myself to a cup of coffee. I decide, while I’m there, to make one for Diego, the deli kid, busy making sandwiches. While I’m at it, I include a piece … Continue reading

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Feed My Sheep

I’m always reading, or at the very least perusing a book, jotting down words or phrases that woo from the page. For instance, I’m rereading the entire Poldark series, this time in order, and Winston Grahams’s language has me swooning, … Continue reading

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The Cat’s Meow.

A perfect way to begin the new year, armed with insanity and rodent repellent. It appears I have a deranged neighbor two floors above me who claims she has a recurring rat. As you can well imagine, this doesn’t sit … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions I Probably Won’t Keep

Letting my hair go gray, like Patti Smith.  Now if I could only sing. I might grow bangs, to hide my wrinkled brow, but what if I look like Lucy, in Peanuts.  Not resembling a refugee when I run. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Pussyfootin’ Around…Christmas, 2020

Falling asleep, reading, waking up at exactly midnight, remembering, the little elf that I am, had work to do. After delivering cookies on 6, leaving a harmonica for Andy on 9, padding up to 12 depositing fruit cakes to two … Continue reading

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PUTTIN’ ON THE DOG

This is New York where one shouldn’t be surprised over anything…but every once in a while… I’m coming out of the bank. A Corgi, AKA the Queen’s dog, and a white Maltese that looks like a package of Hostess Sno-balls, … Continue reading

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Bill Hicks…December 16, 2020

A friend recently said, “No offense Susannah, but he died so long ago. You celebrate him like he’s still here.” I had to smile at this since, I kinda think that he is. If you watch footage of Bill taken … Continue reading

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What There Is To Know About Me

There’s an older man I’ve befriended who sits in the Park…. aristocratic in bearing…gray flannels and navy blazer over a seasoned Shetland sweater offsetting the Wall Street Journal he reads. I’m particularly taken with his yellow, cashmere socks peeking from … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…December 10th

After my run in the morning, I often stop at my friend’s gourmet store, just opening up. I do it for the company and the cup of coffee I leave with. Sometimes Tony will ask me to help, like today … Continue reading

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Hats Off

As I come out of my building, a little girl of 3 is screaming her head off while a patient woman tries putting on her hat. She will have none of it, despite the polar temperatures. I stop, wearing my … Continue reading

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