Category Archives: men

A Fat, Juicy Word

I’ve been reading a book on the Gilded Age, code for lavish, over-the-top living in the early 1900s, in the bowels of rich, Victorian New York. A time where Astors, Whitneys and Vanderbilts roamed like diamond laden dinosaurs erecting mansions … Continue reading

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Louis Latino and Lassie of the Bronx

I’m coming back from Gristides on what I refer to as, old day, when if you’re 62 and over get 10% off all items. So there I am with my Motts Unsweetened Apple Sauce and Cage Free Jumbo Eggs, when I … Continue reading

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The Biggest Story of the Week…December 21

I’m on 86th and Third, waiting for the light to change. A cab pulls up. The door swings open, but all I see are two legs the size of sequoias, hanging off the seat. I peek in to find a … 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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John F. Kennedy Jr.’s Lost Legacy

I heard a story about John Kennedy Junior I had never heard before. Just when you think you know everything there is to know about someone you admire, something lost gets recovered. It’s no secret his mother raised her children … Continue reading

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History Changed Me

When my friend David mentioned he drove to Galena, Illinois, it got me thinking of General U.S. Grant, who lived there for a time. Funny I should know that, but then again, not really. I never read much as a … Continue reading

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Shame on HU-mer

You know where I’d be without my sense of humor? In the nearest nuthouse, that’s where. Apparently my silly little Beagle piece https://athingirl.com/2018/10/ was not received well by someone, feeling it necessary to send me a personal email to tell … Continue reading

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A Manhattan Goil

You know you’re living in New York when you go to pay your monthly bills. There’s rent, electricity, cable, AmEx, Bloomingdales and Jose the coffee-cart man.  One day at 5 a.m., as I was en route to Starbucks, Jose called out to me. … Continue reading

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Is Your Glass Eye Half Full Or…

 It’s early Saturday when I try entering the bank, my debit card not cooperating, when a skinny black man in army fatigues with a glass eye lets me in. “The bank ain’t open yet,” he says, when he sees me … Continue reading

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The Kavanaugh Dog and Pony Show

The Kavanaugh hearings have me going. I keep seeing that poor woman mewling her truth, whose life may never be the same because of it. She was no Cosby girl showing up with pluck and swagger. No, Christine Blasey Ford, … Continue reading

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