Category Archives: New York City

Those Wacky Raccoons

I’m about to cross the Park onto the running track. It’s first light, and not quite that, when I see two dark figures padding in the distance as if they’re doing a soft-shoe. I stop to observe two raccoons of … Continue reading

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Did You Know?…Noir Edition

During the editing of Ken Burns’s epic film, The Civil War, when they came to the part where Abraham Lincoln gets shot at Ford’s Theater, he and his colleagues sat there, not wanting to lay the track for the sound … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 24th

As I’m walking home from my run, suddenly two little boys in their pajamas, whiz by me on scooters. 4 and 6 maybe, one taller than the other, with similar faces. I look to see who they belong to, realizing … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 17th

As I emerged from my local market, an elderly man lost his balance, bracing himself against the side of the store. A kid, who was perched in front with a coffee cup, asking for change, dropped it, to help the … Continue reading

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Say Nothing…Say It Often

It’s so hard to shut-up…to refrain from comment, silence your tongue, hold that verbal fire. They should teach it as an alternate language, same as Spanish, or French. When the woman rubbernecking me at the market, her cart, scraping my … Continue reading

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Adjusting

We’re designed to get through everything, big and small, so the way we’re adapting to the presence of a pandemic should come as no surprise. We’re such a great model we humans are, IKEA could easily sell us in plexiglass … Continue reading

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Tit for Tat

I’m in the Park. It’s close to 10 as I sit on a bench hoping no one joins me besides the breeze that’s blowing through my hair. All I want are a few minutes of mask-less reading time. Is that … Continue reading

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An Angel With a Chip On Her Shoulder

I was in the local thrift store, sniffing around, when I came upon an angel figurine about a foot tall. She was beautiful and marked down to $2.50. I had to look twice to make sure I read it right. … Continue reading

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A Little Gentleman

A restaurant that I’ve been going to forever, has closed its doors, a sign thanking everyone for a happy 45 years of serving the neighborhood, in the window, next to another saying… FOR RENT. Seeing it, I burst into tears. … Continue reading

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A Moment of Grace

I’ve been thinking a lot about things, I never thought of before. Just now, for instance, I was standing beneath an awning drinking coffee, freshly bummed from my pal who owns a grocery store. It was rainy, and barely 7 … Continue reading

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