Category Archives: nature

Quotidian…An Unremarkable Word

 I’m often asked, why I get up so early everyday, when I don’t have to? It’s my quotidian routine…the daily, typical details of my life, we all have. Mine just begins at 4. It’s what we’re used to, those buoys … Continue reading

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Is This Miami? No It’s Manhattan

 It’s late afternoon on Friday.  I’m here in tights and a T-shirt with all the windows open, a warm breeze blowing through the apartment as though I were on a cabin cruiser. Rocky, the ancient brown lab, is visiting, sacked … Continue reading

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Four-legged Loyalty

Loyalty, a strong sense of support and allegiance towards another, may be becoming a thing of the past.  I see it more and more, except where animals are concerned. They show up for you, no matter what. Read a tender … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

 It’s the day of our huge snow storm.  I have just made an attempt to do an errand, I can’t do, since the wind practically lifts me off my feet. Trudging home, holding on to things including a much obliging … Continue reading

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Bibliophile

A bibliophile is someone who collects books. Guilty as charged. It’s no secret I love to read.  To disappear into a tale, true or fictional, is the best medicine there is, and it’s over-the-counter, besides. I’ve just finished Meryl Gordon’s … Continue reading

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As The Crow Flies

 This morning, as I made my way through the park, I was suddenly accompanied by a good, 50 crows. They flew overhead like an all black squadron, going back and forth as if they were doing relays. And how quiet … Continue reading

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The Right Brothers

My friend Joanne was concerned, if I stopped going to Starbucks each morning, my stories would also stop. Well Jo, there’s a tale on every corner here in Hitsvilles U.S.A. I was running in the park, yes…she’s back, her leg … Continue reading

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An Nocturnal Word

Crepuscular, from the Latin word crepusculun, meaning related to twilight, or as the movies call it, the magic hour. It’s when dusk descends into dark, as if nature flips a switch…black, murky, shadowy and dim.  Misty, lightless, muted and opaque. … Continue reading

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When He Became She

There’s a woman in the park I could have sworn I knew, but just couldn’t place her.  Every day I racked my brain trying to think, where do I know her from. I ran into another person who jostled my … Continue reading

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The Lone Rangers of Central Park

I’ve written about raccoons before, but needed to share my latest sighting. It was early on Sunday, a must if you want to avoid the weekly runner’s race that, if you look over your shoulder, looks as if you’re being … Continue reading

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