Category Archives: parents

We Have Risen

 I’ve always loved Easter Sunday ever since I was a kid. Was it the chocolate, my new patent leather Mary Janes, or the ceasefires my parents called actually speaking to one another. I can still see the lilac peeking from … Continue reading

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Best Story Of The Week

When I run on the Central Park track, I’m always in the company of squirrels starting their day.  I usually walk a bit, just to observe their busyness.  They also remind me to stay present since they never seem worried … Continue reading

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When Love Has The Last Say

In the park this morning I met a Beagle named Mike, who triggered a memory. I couldn’t have been more than 10 when it happened, so my clarity impresses even me. There was a family on our block, The Greenfields, … Continue reading

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Best Story Of The Week

I’m standing, waiting for the light on 86th and Lexington. To my left, is a teenage Latino kid, to my right, a 7 year-old or so, Asian boy. The older one, smoking like a chimney, a tattoo of Tupac across … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

I’m in the check-out line at Whole Foods. Next to me is a young mother with twins…a little girl in a stroller, and a boy alongside her. Both are already eating what she’s about to pay for. I say to … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

 It’s the day of our huge snow storm.  I have just made an attempt to do an errand, I can’t do, since the wind practically lifts me off my feet. Trudging home, holding on to things including a much obliging … Continue reading

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Emily Earheart

It was early in the morning, Christmas Eve, when I found a huge loaf of homemade pound cake in front of my door, minus a note. I knew right away it was from Patrick the cat, down the hall, who … Continue reading

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Mice and Little Men

I’m on the number 6 train that’s turtling down Lex, packed in like a sardine. Feeling lucky at first, getting a seat, till a woman, the width of a warehouse, decides to plop herself down, pushing me against a man … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

There I am, en route to the ATM, my checking account, due to the season, on life support, trying so hard to mind my own business, when, in my hawklike eyeline, what do I see? A mother yelling at her … Continue reading

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Uncouth Youth

Just when you think, you’ve seen everything. I’m standing in the express line at Whole Foods.  There’s a teenager, all of 15, in front of me, and a very old man with a cane, in front of her. I see … Continue reading

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