Category Archives: money

Best Story of the Week…October 22nd

  CVS    2 in the afternoon I’m buying Advil for my chronic headache…sinus, stress, Covid 19? God forbid! None of the pain relievers are marked. I take a small bottle to the front of the store. A kid of color, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 17th

As I emerged from my local market, an elderly man lost his balance, bracing himself against the side of the store. A kid, who was perched in front with a coffee cup, asking for change, dropped it, to help the … Continue reading

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Adjusting

We’re designed to get through everything, big and small, so the way we’re adapting to the presence of a pandemic should come as no surprise. We’re such a great model we humans are, IKEA could easily sell us in plexiglass … Continue reading

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An Angel With a Chip On Her Shoulder

I was in the local thrift store, sniffing around, when I came upon an angel figurine about a foot tall. She was beautiful and marked down to $2.50. I had to look twice to make sure I read it right. … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle

This happened way before I stopped drinking. I’m sitting at Bemelmans Bar waiting for a date, and not just any date mind you, but a blind one. No, it’s not Andrea Bocelli, but it is someone I’ve never met before. … Continue reading

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A Little Story I’d Like To Share

I was on my way to a laundry with my bath mat cradled in my arms, when I happened to pass one I’ve never noticed before. A tiny, elderly Asian woman was in this little space, all alone folding sheets. … Continue reading

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General Andrew Cuomo

New York has finally seen the day, without one virus fatality. After all we’ve been through, whoever would have thought. Governor Andrew Cuomo has done his work well, but as he’s already said, it’s not over yet. States that opened … Continue reading

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Joy Over OY

I went to see my friend Mary, the framer, along with Gary Cooper whose paper got wet as a result of a recent leak. I expected her to be so happy after being closed for three months. NOPE! She bitched … Continue reading

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A Miss Understanding

I hate being called ma’am. It makes me think of my grandmother when she’d roll her stockings down to her ankles, to cool off, she’d say. It sure must have cooled off Grampa. It explained all those Miss Rheingold Posters … Continue reading

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Tip of the Iceberg

To get off the subject of the apocalypse for a minute, I found myself chatting with King Midget about books. He’s reading the new Erik Larson on Churchill. I had said, I loved his book, Devil in the White City, … Continue reading

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