Category Archives: nature

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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Humor Takes All

Hard to be cheery when you’re grieving. but what better way to heal, acting as if until you are. The little girls of the family renting my late friend Mimi’s apartment, made me roses out of pink Kleenex, their stems … Continue reading

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Raccoons Anonymous

It’s 6 a.m., not quite first light, as I run towards daybreak. Suddenly I hear a screech, like a car careening around a corner, but of course there are none since the park is still closed. A couple running ahead … Continue reading

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Why I Love Little Kids

 Because they remind me to lighten the fuck up and smell the roses. You see a baby in a stroller, cooing and gurgling, having a grand old time in the moment needing so little for their amusement, like playing with … Continue reading

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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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