Category Archives: New York City

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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So Long Mimi

My friend Mimi died, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Though well into her 80s, it’s not a comfort when someone says, she lived a good life. Maybe so, but my sadness still surrounds me like a scrim I can’t quite see … 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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Kale Kale the Gang’s All Here

My neighborhood has sprouted a new eating phenomenon….salad. Across from every Starbucks seems to be a Just Salads, a Sweet Green or a Fresh & Co featuring quite a few choices, and can’t say I’m too sorry since I patronize … Continue reading

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A Nutty Word.

I’m on a novel kick these days, a real change from memoir and historical bios. I’m so enjoying the language, like the word chestnut, I found twice in two different books. Not the nut roasting on an open fire, but the term for … Continue reading

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There’s a Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

I’m en route to get my hair done after waking up resembling a rat with an explosion of gray hair. All I need is a tail and a nice hunk’a cheese. As I tool down Amsterdam Avenue, a shamatta on … 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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Best Story of the Week…TAXI!

A man I do some work for with a bad back, asked if I’d meet his flight at Kennedy, offering to pay generously to help with his bags. I would have done so anyway, played porter just to be kind, … Continue reading

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Buffalo in Spandex

 It’s the time of year when that herd of seasonal runners come out from behind the 10 pounds they’ve gained over the winter in all their pudgy splendor. Think bears with a full fridge. There should be a law that … Continue reading

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Edwina Allan Poe

I seem to be giving the term cranky all new meaning, blaming it on the weather, but it dawned on me, I’m kinda like this all year round. All writers are moody, I’m told. I try finding comfort in this, … Continue reading

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