Category Archives: money

Restraining Order

I never knew how much restraint I had until spontaneously, inviting a woman I know over for tea. She’s my age, a wife and mother, raised by decent parents with probably fewer vices than mine, yet her manners rival an … Continue reading

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Cab This

A mother and her teenage daughter are on my corner having an argument. The kid wants to take a taxi, and mom the bus. Mind you, they look very affluent in blazers and fancy jeans, but the mother is adamant … Continue reading

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Pollyanna Snaps

I’m sitting in Starbucks at 5 A.M., when a young African American fella comes in with a filled up shopping cart.  He doesn’t look homeless, but it’s clear he’s been trash picking all night…bottles, bags, a pair of scuffed shoes … Continue reading

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Why Holly Golightly Was Not Meant To Get Old

I have a birthday coming up we’re not celebrating. When I think there was a time I looked forward to my special day, it seems comical.  As a kid, birthdays were treated like national holidays making you wonder why banks … Continue reading

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Buttonholed

I saw an interesting sign in a florist’s window that said… Order your boutonnieres a week in advance… Now there’s word you don’t hear or see much. A boutonniere is a spray of flowers worn, typically by men, in the … Continue reading

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The Chin and I

What happened to the days when buying a raffle ticket meant, you won a car or a trip to Spain? I, on the other hand, after shelling out ten bucks for a good cause, won a free consultation with a … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – May 2017

 I decide, since it’s the eve of the Memorial Day weekend, to pop into Bemelmans for a cocktail. The minute the weather warms up, it seems, so do I. So what if it’s pouring. TAXI! So here I sit, on … Continue reading

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Trash Talk’in

Yesterday, I was about to begin my run, when I saw a bevy of beer bottles rolling beneath a bench.  I love Central Park and loathe littering anywhere, so often find myself, like this morning, picking it up. As I … Continue reading

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Tobacco Road

“Got ana change?” “No, sorry.” “How bout a cigarette? “I don’t smoke.” I’ve counted seventeen people panhandling in a twelve block radius, in all colors, shapes and sizes. There’s the heavyset black girl with a huge sign reading: PLEASE HELP…HAVEN’T … Continue reading

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Happy Easta

It’s early. I’m in a very long check-out line at Duane Reade with only one register open, my arms filled with items. A can of Comet I’m holding, falls to the ground.  A man behind me picks it up. “You … Continue reading

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