Category Archives: New York City

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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Cheap Cheap

No, this is not about chickens with a typo. I ran into a fella I hadn’t seen as I was coming out of Barnes and Noble, who seemed initially, very happy to see me. After a pleasantry or two, he … Continue reading

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A Little Tenderness

I’m in Starbucks crying, the happiness I promised myself nowhere to be found. While huddled in a corner wrapped in layers of wool, wondering if spring will ever come again, a baby in the tiniest red hoodie, toddles over to … Continue reading

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Raccoon Run

For two weeks I’ve changed my rhythms, going out to run at 5. It helped me get through the holidays that turned into a John Waters Christmas. All I needed was Divine to come back from the dead escorting my … Continue reading

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Men Who Shed

I’ve met the Dom Deluise of dogs with a matching owner. A Saint Bernard named Benny with a tongue that could stretch to Pittsburgh, and a coat, coating the park like white and brown confetti, is loping alongside me. You … Continue reading

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Best Story of the week…December 26th

I’m on the train coming back from therapy. The car is snailing back uptown with very little chatter. It’s Christmas Eve, so the solemnity seems apt, like everybody’s waiting for a savior to be born. That damned Catholicism of mine … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…December 20th

Is someone knocking? With my hearing the way it is, one never knows. Yes, there is, as I pad to the door. Without my glasses I can’t quite make out who it is from the peep hole, so I call … Continue reading

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There Will Be No Christmas This Year

Christmas is on a stretcher. The message seems to be…WHO CARES,¬†something I find rather mystifying. Maybe it’s the Connecticut in me, but I suit up every year, whether in the mood or not. We must make the effort to be … Continue reading

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A Heart Pried Open

It’s not easy being sensitive. There isn’t a homeless person that escapes my notice, a blind man I don’t see, or a stray cat under a car wishing I could coax home, so it’s no surprise I spotted Andy. There’s … Continue reading

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