Category Archives: New York City

Best Story of the Week..Anything for a Donut

I tool to the coffee cart, mid morning, my latest new bad habit, to get a cup of cheap but sugary coffee from Jose. He always gives me a large despite asking for a medium, the way a bartender would … Continue reading

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The Colonoscopy Chronicles

Self-care can be a real pain in the ass, no pun intended. I’ve been due for a colonoscopy, since the last one I had was 12 years ago, and being health conscious decided, let’s get it, or me rather, off … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…Turtling Along

I’m a creature of habit, tending to do everything the same way without change. I find it comforting, however, sometimes it pays to switch paths. There I was crossing the Park, on my way west, when suddenly Bethesda Fountain came to … Continue reading

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Love Me Love My Pit

It’s no secret I’m a Pitbull lover, relating to them as a breed no one wants. I feel like that at times, being separate and different, not mainstream because of my own personal history. My first Pit was Oscar, belonging … Continue reading

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What I Saw

 A man in the park lifting his Siberian Husky, refusing to leave, basking in the sunshine like a sheep on strike. A cardinal coming in for a landing on a fencepost right in front of me as if to say, … Continue reading

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All Hoodies Up

There was a time not that long ago, if a hint of rain was expected, I’d never leave the house. My iPhone frequently warns me showers are imminent poking my acute phobia about getting wet in its side. Like Carmela, … Continue reading

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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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Opium, No Extra Charge

An explosion of mini massage parlors have sprung up like daisies all over the Upper Eastside. It feels like a syndicate, just with hot oil and towels. I decide to go to one to check prices. It’s very Azuma decorated … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

It’s early, I’m walking, too tired from working a long day to run, the crisp air smacking me awake, when up ahead I see, what to my strained eyes, looks like a midget (yeah I know that’s politically incorrect but … Continue reading

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