Category Archives: nature

Mating Season

The minute there’s a whiff of serious spring, the mallards of Central Park couple up. You see the male, his dark green head following the female, who looks more like a Shaker in her simple brown ensemble while she takes … Continue reading

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Mother Nature Should Take Her Meds

Yesterday was 78%. I ran in shorts and a T-shirt, a balmy breeze blowing through my hair. All day the city sang with spring weather, sidewalks filled with the sunny and cheerful. It was as though all problems were placed … Continue reading

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Why I Get Up

At least once a week, I’m asked why I get out of bed when I don’t have to. I want to answer, because I’m not a slug, but am always diplomatic and say, it’s simply a grace to be up … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

I’m coming out of Panera early in the morning after having my weekly whole wheat bagel smothered in butter and honey, when I see two pigeons having a fight. The street’s pretty empty except for me and a chubby Latino … Continue reading

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When Humility Pays a Call

I’m in Starbucks when the guy with no legs rolls in, in his dilapidated wheelchair.  He’s been off the street for a while, thank God, but now is back. I think someone comes, every now and then, to clean him … Continue reading

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Spring, She’s a Comin’.

 This morning in the park, a raccoon scurried across my path I stood watching as he gingerly climbed up a huge tree. You can do it, you can do it, I said aloud, smiling at the sight of nature so … Continue reading

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Adding Ginger

It was the day after the alleged Nor’easter that had everybody scared to death.  Turned out to be, just a normal snow mixed with rainstorm, at least in New York City, the Goliath of the Tri-State area. You have to … Continue reading

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Best Story Of The Week

When I run on the Central Park track, I’m always in the company of squirrels starting their day.  I usually walk a bit, just to observe their busyness.  They also remind me to stay present since they never seem worried … Continue reading

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Worst Story Of The Week

And the phone shall inherit the earth. I’m in the park on Sunday at 6 a.m., not a soul in sight except for one man sprinkling salt on the road. I’m delighted that it snowed just enough to be beautiful, … Continue reading

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Write What You See

Someone I like very much said, she’s more and more amazed at the wide variety of people I meet and write about. It’s really because I pay attention to what’s around me, and there’s plenty, if you do. Just this morning, … Continue reading

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