Category Archives: nature

Closed Temporarily

I remember when Woody Allen was asked, what was his favorite word in the English language, and he said, benign. If I were asked that right now, I’d say, temporarily. It’s what all the shops along Madison Avenue have printed … Continue reading

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The Pleasure of Your Company

Mother Nature never fails to lessen my fear of things. As I wander through Central Park, she speaks to me through her many representatives. The trees for instance, big and imposing, flirt like green gigolos. “Hey girlfriend,” says a mighty … Continue reading

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Down With The Upper East Side

I’ve had it. Don’t be surprised if you see me on the news. Every day there’s a new sniper shooting. Let me recap: We now have those adorable seasonal runners who think they own the Park. You can’t miss them … Continue reading

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The Written Word

The world can be a very cold place, especially of late, so we savor the good and unexpected. I had a woman who follows me write a stray comment that just said…I’m concerned about the girl in the box. It … Continue reading

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The Cat in the Window

There’s a prewar building that has a floor at street level I pass quite often. The elderly woman who lives there, leaves the shades on her front windows open so her cat can look out. She’s a big cat, gray … Continue reading

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Staying Alive

Despite the horrors of COVID-19 ravaging New York City, I still, every day go for my morning run…more of a grace than I can say. Marc from sorryless.com had asked me to share what I think about during my run. … Continue reading

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Let It Be

It’s been very hard sitting still, during what’s been going on in my beloved city. Yes, I’ve come to realize how much New York means to me, weeping for her weakened state. I still go out twice a day, walking … Continue reading

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Fashionista Wisdom: A Leopard Who Won’t Change Her Spots

I’ve been living in my ripped jeans and various T-shirts for 2 weeks now, spending most of my day at home. It’s seems to have become my uniform. I had to go to the market, and thought, you know what … Continue reading

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Is Nature Hoarding?

While out for my run, my lone Civil Liberty still intact, I saw a pack of raccoons. Usually it’s one or two, but today, they were all out as if it were family day. Now I do tend to over … Continue reading

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Pandammit

I feel as if I’m doing time. Whenever I manage a modicum of peace, another cement shoe falls. We’ve been sheltered-in-place here in the state of New York that apparently, is in quite a state with more residents coming down … Continue reading

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