Category Archives: nature

Sittin’ in the Park

  I’m reminded often, how lucky I am to live so close to Central Park. Even though I run through it most days, I tend to forget to visit more casually.  Today, after it rained all night, I threw on chinos … Continue reading

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She Sang Like a Canary

 I was stretching at the 91st Street entrance to the park, when I see a herd of birds feasting on a hero roll. I always think of this as family style dining, like Olive Garden for the winged set. In … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…Turtling Along

I’m a creature of habit, tending to do everything the same way without change. I find it comforting, however, sometimes it pays to switch paths. There I was crossing the Park, on my way west, when suddenly Bethesda Fountain came to … Continue reading

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Love Me Love My Pit

It’s no secret I’m a Pitbull lover, relating to them as a breed no one wants. I feel like that at times, being separate and different, not mainstream because of my own personal history. My first Pit was Oscar, belonging … Continue reading

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All Hoodies Up

There was a time not that long ago, if a hint of rain was expected, I’d never leave the house. My iPhone frequently warns me showers are imminent poking my acute phobia about getting wet in its side. Like Carmela, … Continue reading

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Oh God

I was raised Catholic, though running for my life, my mother using God like a machete to scare me half to death, certainly a bad rap for the great creator. My God as of late is more casual, in a … Continue reading

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Watching The World Go By

Perched on a bench in the park, in passive observation, to quote Pete Hamill, like I’m watching a parade pass by. Everyone seems to be out, enjoying the warmer climes. Couples, young and old, hold hands while fathers push strollers … Continue reading

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The Jewess and the Shiksa

There’s a young girl I see running most mornings, 30ish, curly-haired, long and lean. She always runs along the various paths that parallel the road, like a deer loping by. Occasionally we stretch together on one of the Park’s many … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…Say Cheese

It’s 7 a.m. as I walk from west to east after running two miles, cutting across the park to sprint the rest of the way home. I see something very green up ahead moving at a steady pace. Imagine a … Continue reading

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A Cocker Off Its Rocker

This morning I watched a woman having a fight with her dog, a cocoa brown Cocker Spaniel who looked fresh from the Westminster Dog Show, but acted as if he was just paroled. The woman was beautifully dressed in a … Continue reading

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