Category Archives: kids

Best Story of the Week…September 13

On route home, crossing Park waiting for the light to change, I’m behind a young father and his 3 year-old son, when it suddenly starts to rain. Father:  Shit, it’s raining. Son:  Shit, it’s waning. There’s a long pause. Father:  … Continue reading

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Random Cuteness

I’m tooling home from Whole Foods behind a double stroller, the mom turtling as if she has all day. Finally managing to pass her, I peer into the kid’s version of a limo to find two tiny Asian girls perched … Continue reading

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Best Story Of The Week…August 8

I’m in a doctor’s office seated across from a pretty preteen reading a hardcover book. I’m pleased by this since, rather than glued to a phone, she’s immersed in a page. She’s still waiting when I’m about to leave, so … Continue reading

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Yoga Baby

It was Tuesday when I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I hadn’t slept much, someone’s music keeping me awake, and the heat was back like a bad boyfriend you thought you had broken up with. I … Continue reading

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Humble Pie

I’ve heard it said, God speaks through other people, and quite often not necessarily gently. It seems, you haven’t been listening, so he has to hit you over the head to say…             PROSPECTIVE SUSANNAH…KEEP IT ALL IN PROSPECTIVE! This … Continue reading

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Smile America

I’m at the dentist. Not just any dentist, but a brand new one offered on my nifty new Dental Plan. After traveling to what feels like Chicago, I come upon a storefront right out of Mayberry (or Tombstone), with a … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…June 28

A young, what I call, weekend Dad, is proudly strolling down the Avenue with his 2 year-old son toddling beside him, pushing a stroller with one hand, holding his tiny hand in the other, when he starts to violently cough… … 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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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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Miss Manners, Dead at 10

Certainly a cheery title. For those of you who don’t know, Miss Manners is the pen name of journalist, Judith Martin, an author and authority on etiquette. She would have been astonished this morning in the check-out line at Morton … Continue reading

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