Category Archives: inspiration

Strolling Through The Park One Day

A Pit is doing his business while his owner patiently waits. I tool by and say to the dog, “Look how much your dad loves you.” The man, irritated, rolls his eyes and says, “He just takes so long to … Continue reading

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Tweeting History

You know how much I love American History, regaling it at every opportunity.  It’s what keeps me calm during our present, being able to tiptoe back to consult with our noble predecessors. When I recently was told to shut-up by … Continue reading

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A Boy and His Dog

He’s a year old if he’s a day, just starting to toddle, careening down a hill in Central Park like a little car without breaks. Mom is behind him, smiling, her honey blonde hair waltzing in the breeze, while an … Continue reading

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They Were Soldiers

I’m very patriotic honoring the past, patient with the future, proud to be an American no matter what’s presently going on. I’m a soldier’s daughter after all. My dad served during the Second World War in the Royal Air Force … Continue reading

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Favorite Quotes

Quotes are meant to inspire, encourage and make us smile. Whenever one winks, I jot it down. Writing: You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. F. Scott Fitzgerald Tell the … Continue reading

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How Words Can Make Your Day

 I love language of any kind, but old style words thrill me the most, the feel of them, like slipping into a vintage dress. Alighted is my latest, coming across it at least ten times in three different books. A … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…May 16

Central Park…first light As I’m cantering up Harlem Hill, otherwise known as Hamilton Heights, since it’s Alexander Hamilton’s old neighborhood, I see a young boy perched on the grass, elbows resting on his knees, selling bottled water. His cardboard sign … Continue reading

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It’s Cause Ah’ Read, Baba’

Someone sent me a personal email asking how I know so much after reading my post…Things You May Not Know. At first I thought it must be code for, wanna have a cuppa coffee, since, what a silly question. But … Continue reading

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Working Women

At 6 a.m. Times Square in its emptiness, looks like an abandoned movie set with its massive billboards and theater marquees, while drunks sleep it off in dirty doorways. As I saunter west to work, my tote bag slung over … Continue reading

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Timeless Style

This is the time of year my late pal Jackie makes her annual visit. I feel her alongside me as I prepare for spring. Out come my sweaters cleaned, then put away; my coats checked for spots and loose buttons. … Continue reading

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