Category Archives: New York City

The Raccoon Residence

I’ve been running early, to beat the heat. So this morning, right when the light came up…like nature flips a switch…I came upon two raccoons scurrying across the road.  One a little bigger than the other, deciding, they must be … Continue reading

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Curious Thoughts

The way the world is complaining about the heat. Doesn’t it remember bitching about the cold not that long ago?  And how lucky are we to have air-conditioning and ceiling fans where many unfortunates don’t even have water to cool … Continue reading

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Buttonholed

I saw an interesting sign in a florist’s window that said… Order your boutonnieres a week in advance… Now there’s word you don’t hear or see much. A boutonniere is a spray of flowers worn, typically by men, in the … Continue reading

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Best Story Of The Week

I’m sitting in a cafe having tea, lost in thought, I gather…looking a bit lonely; an uneaten pastry before me, an unopened book on my lap. A pretty, young girl, no more than twenty, sidles over and says,” Ma’am, I … Continue reading

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The Chin and I

What happened to the days when buying a raffle ticket meant, you won a car or a trip to Spain? I, on the other hand, after shelling out ten bucks for a good cause, won a free consultation with a … Continue reading

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Sans Culottes

Sans culottes is French for no undies…a state I’m often in, especially in the heat. I shed everything possible, having tremendous understanding of the nudist’s mentality. I had an appointment for my annual skin scan when my dermatologist dons a … Continue reading

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Back In Step

I’ve been a member of Al-Anon, a 12-Step program for those affected by the aftershocks of alcohol, for 12 years. I stopped attending meetings due to my hearing loss, but two weeks ago, went back. It was the best decision … Continue reading

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Ass-ets

Only I would come upon a 16 year-old girl weeping, early in the morning, because she feels her ass is too big. First off, I never go by anyone who’s crying without stopping to see why.  I’ve had so many … Continue reading

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The Politeness of Puppies

Punctilio, a fancy word for good manners, not that you hear it a lot, but when you do, it reminds us of a different time when politeness wasn’t so rare. Etiquette, rules of conduct, or just the customary code for … Continue reading

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My Old Little House

For the past year and a half, I have not been able to go by the old apartment building I lived in for almost 40 years, finding it much too painful. I take Park rather than Madison just to avoid … Continue reading

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