Category Archives: New York City

When Life Gets Corny

I love popcorn. Basking in bed with a big bowl and a book, is my idea of heaven, without leaving the house. The trouble is, the sodium, even in Skinny Pop, the single girl’s answer to keeping your dress size … Continue reading

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The Few and Far Between

I always marvel at the people one meets who are more than willing to help you. It’s rarely who you’d expect to step up to the plate on your behalf. I’m in an area of Brooklyn I’ve never been before, … Continue reading

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Ratty and Natty

There are two men, on the periphery of my life, peering in. One is a beat-up musician I should run from, the other, a well-heeled Englishman I should run towards. Don’t get me wrong, I love the natty type that … Continue reading

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The Great Wiener Chase

I often write about the very rich and their opulence that can easily turn into the ridiculous, like this morning. A family I’ve never seen, owns 6 miniature Dachshunds walked each morning, faithfully, by a middle-aged Latino man. Today, something … Continue reading

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Remnants of a Beauty

I’m on the train once again, when a girl in her 30s? 40s? clearly an addict, is methodically asking for money. Now, I don’t carry cash during the day, because by the time I get home, it’s gone, given away … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 24

A woman with enough plastic surgery to make her eligible for Mount Rushmore, is in Starbucks on her phone. As I’m pouring milk I hear her say, “I don’t know about Halloween. Should he be a clown or a pirate. … Continue reading

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Zip the Lip

Some people live by the sword, I, 12 Step Slogans, zipping the lip in my top ten. What does it mean? Shut the fuck up if you know what’s good for you because the minute you engage about anything confrontational, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 17

My doorman and his wife adopted a new puppy. Sunny, is her name, and she’s part Beagle, part Lab with a little Pitt tossed in. Her mother, clearly, was a busy girl. When I asked how Sunny was doing, Mike … Continue reading

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Flip Your Seat

I’m at the library on Sunday when they first open, looking forward to a nice, long read. Their reading room, resembling a huge living room with sofas and easy chairs, is sure to be empty, so I’m sure to get … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 11

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement…7:15 a.m. From sundown to sundown, one fasts in quiet contemplation, repenting for any wrongdoing committed throughout the year. I’m on the runner’s track headed for home, when I come upon two boys, perhaps … Continue reading

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