Category Archives: kids

When God Speaks Through Others

I was having a bad day. There’s a quote from the film, Body Heat, when Ned, played by Bill Hurt, says…sometimes the shit comes down so heavy, I feel like I should wear a hat. It was one disappointment after … Continue reading

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Half-Mask

I’ve been trying to do my part when venturing out by wearing a surgical mask. I’m not doing very well I’ll admit, wearing it more like a blue collar around my neck. The discomfort, feeling as if you’re smothering, is … Continue reading

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How It Usually Is

  Here in the East, we’d be awaiting spring, our cotton khakis and polo shirts stacked in the wings. The daffodils in the Park, who’ve just arrived like pretty girls, would delight us, knowing they’re emissaries, announcing her imminent arrival. … Continue reading

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A Little Caboose

I should just switch my site to a train travelogue since, once again, I have a tender tale to share. I’m on the N Train, the Broadway local into Queens, when, as I make my way to the stairs to … Continue reading

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A Little Tenderness

I’m in Starbucks crying, the happiness I promised myself nowhere to be found. While huddled in a corner wrapped in layers of wool, wondering if spring will ever come again, a baby in the tiniest red hoodie, toddles over to … Continue reading

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Best Story of the week…December 26th

I’m on the train coming back from therapy. The car is snailing back uptown with very little chatter. It’s Christmas Eve, so the solemnity seems apt, like everybody’s waiting for a savior to be born. That damned Catholicism of mine … Continue reading

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A Connecticut Christmas

I’ve just turned 4, as I sneak a peek at our tree, already suspecting Santa is really my mother, because why else would she be putting stuff under it in her nightgown. I may be short, but I’m not stupid. … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…December 20th

Is someone knocking? With my hearing the way it is, one never knows. Yes, there is, as I pad to the door. Without my glasses I can’t quite make out who it is from the peep hole, so I call … 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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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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