Category Archives: New York City

Things That Shouldn’t Be

Older men in Converse High Tops with toupees that, let’s face it, just don’t go together. Face lifts. That porcelain finish that should be restricted to planters and soup tureens. Why women think stretched like a drum is attractive will … Continue reading

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To Vote for Whom…That is the Question

  The 2020 Presidential Potato Sack Race, my new name for it since, it does have a country fair feel to it, (don’t you think?) has brought my cynicism to new heights. Think Gulliver in a stretch class. I’ll start … Continue reading

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Doin the Wave

Whenever I’m coming home from my run, and see the crosstown bus waiting at the light on Fifth, I wave to the bus driver. Why? Oh I don’t know, it’s the pup in me I guess, who’s happy and friendly … Continue reading

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Showdown at the Nail Nook

To say my tolerance of rudeness is down a quart, is putting it mildly. I’ll go toe-to-toe on this, but I blame our president who’s taken inappropriate behavior to new heights. That said…. I was getting a pedicure, a real … Continue reading

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Fruitful Thoughts

Lately I’ve been adding a clementine to my morning oatmeal, tossing it in while it simmers on the stove. Which brings me to Whole Foods, trolling for one. Despite their mammoth fruit and produce department, none are in sight, until … Continue reading

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Bud and Lou

I have two new men in my life, Bud and Lou, yes, named after Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, and they too, could take their act on the road. The only difference is, they’re Irish Setters rather than paid comedians, … Continue reading

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A Little Caboose

I should just switch my site to a train travelogue since, once again, I have a tender tale to share. I’m on the N Train, the Broadway local into Queens, when, as I make my way to the stairs to … Continue reading

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Notes From the Carlyle…January 2020

I’m having a melancholy Friday, yearning for all things gone, like my old neighborhood for instance. They’ve knocked down the block across from where I lived, leaving this vast emptiness, feeling as if 40 years of my life, went along … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 16th

It’s twilight as I make my way home after a putting in a pretty long day. A guy coming the other way waves and says, “Someone is calling you.” I turn, and there’s another guy, a real cutie, bundled in … Continue reading

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Good Copy

I’m sitting in a cafe writing on a legal pad, when I notice a well-heeled woman staring at me from across the room. Do I know her from somewhere, I wonder, my memory lately doing the hula. She starts walking … Continue reading

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