Category Archives: inspiration

A Heart Pried Open

It’s not easy being sensitive. There isn’t a homeless person that escapes my notice, a blind man I don’t see, or a stray cat under a car wishing I could coax home, so it’s no surprise I spotted Andy. There’s … Continue reading

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Babar On The Bus

I love to see little kids reading, a rare sight these days, so spotting one on the crosstown bus got my attention. This little guy was around 4, with his nanny who held him and his book in her cushy … Continue reading

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A Patriot Without a President

So, Michael Bloomberg, to quote Teddy, is tossing his hat in the ring, and I for one am glad. He was my neighbor for many years before and after he became Mayor of New York, so I got to observe … Continue reading

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Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Ike.

It’s still dark entering the Park, when I see an array of lights darting against the predawn sky. As I get closer, I see it’s a Pitbull with a collar made up of Christmas lights. Ike is his name belonging … Continue reading

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On The Train

It’s 4 p.m., not quite rush hour, yet the car is packed. I miraculously get a seat, so happy because now for the next 20 minutes can blissfully read. A young mom with a little girl maybe 5, is squished … Continue reading

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His and Hers

She was blonde, he dark, her head buried in his shoulder as they strolled arm and arm. They looked European the way they dressed, simply, but with taste, as if they both entered the world that way. I noticed her … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 14

Kindness, let’s face it, has been globally down a quart, every man for himself, the world’s new motto. Nowadays when you hold a door, ask how someone is or even say thank you, you’re looked upon as a freak. But … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Laugh

Fred the cat, being given a special citation by the New York City Police Department for his undercover work in a sting operation. Patrick, the cat next door, who will only eat Ben and Jerry’s, Chunky Monkey, no other flavor. … Continue reading

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Losing a Friend

I’ve been holding vigil for a friend who just passed. He was sick for a long time and frankly, to see him released from the bondage of illness lightens my heart. Andrew was a Vietnam Veteran who loved his country … Continue reading

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Horsin’ Around

I’ve always loved horses. If you were to visit me, you’d find a dozen framed photos and posters throughout my house. I have no idea where my equestrian streak stems from, but it’s there, ignited at a moment’s notice, bringing … Continue reading

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