Category Archives: Love

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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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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The Hug That Was Felt Around The World

I’m in Greenpoint, the Detroit of Brooklyn, making my way home passing a furniture store. It’s not one that would normally catch my eye, since it looks like what my friend Camille would call, Early Bunker, but then something does … Continue reading

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Mornings On Horseback

I’ve just finished David McCullough’s book, Mornings On Horseback (1981) about a young, romantic Theodore Roosevelt. The by-line reads: The Story Of An Extraordinary Family, A Vanished Way of Life And The Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt. What inspires … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…April 11; The Chivalrous Dad

Have you ever seen the film, Love in the Afternoon with Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper? It’s where I got my blog name from…Athingirl.  It’s what Mr. Flannagan calls Ariane, who plays the cello, while Maurice Chevalier as her dad, … Continue reading

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A Few Things I Know

My friend Ed and I were discussing regrets over not being more attentive to friends who are no longer here. He felt sad over an actor he knew he hadn’t stayed in touch with, who died. It reminded me of … Continue reading

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Things That Irk Me

There are many things that irk me. People putting their feet up on furniture, smokers, and those yakking on their phones in public. Caregivers Tweeting rather than giving care, along with dog walkers who sit instead of walk. Our prevailing … Continue reading

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Love From the Ethers

This will be my last piece to commemorate the passing of Bill Hicks. Like Yoko, who only celebrates John’s birthday on October 9th, I too will only celebrate Bill on December 16th, the day of his birth. Early this morning … Continue reading

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Where We Met

Whenever I find myself in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Great Hall, I think of Bill. It’s where we went on our first date, the room that launched a romance. We were leaving after spending an hour or so talking … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…Nanny and the Thin Girl

I truly don’t look for trouble, but sometimes trouble finds me, like a homing pigeon coming in for a landing. It’s cold. People are bundled like Eskimos, so I ask you, why a 3 year-old is shivering in her stroller … Continue reading

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