Category Archives: parents

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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Books Should Be Read

My late step-father had a huge book collection he treated like, pulp Polo ponies. I think it was the reason he married my mother, because she was the only one who was willing to dust them all. Once visiting, I … 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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Princess Diana Francis Spencer of Wales (1961-1997)

August 31st, 1997  92nd Street Y…New York City I was coming from a yoga class with my Israeli boyfriend, entering the member’s lounge, finding everyone huddled around the TV.                               A SPECIAL REPORT Britain’s Princess Diana has died at the … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…August 13th

I’m in front of my building, waiting for a food delivery. I get anxious and walk to the corner, looking for the regular delivery kid to come peddling down the street. There’s a nicely dressed young mom a few feet … Continue reading

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So Long Pete

Pete Hamill died on Wednesday at the impressive age of 85. He was everything I wanted to be as a writer: brave, passionate, prolific and humble, when people called out his name. I remember meeting him on Astor Place right … Continue reading

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Drunk, Naked and 16

In front of Starbucks…87th and Third – 6:00 a.m. I’m watching a young boy stagger down the street with his pants down around his ankles, and he can’t be more than 16. Obviously out all night, a quart of Jameson … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…Raccoons on Parade

Between Covid life, and the heat, people are getting up earlier. Nature, however, never alters her rhythms, no matter what. It’s daybreak, the prettiest time of the morning, as I make my way north. There are bikers to my right, … Continue reading

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Half-Mask

I’ve been trying to do my part when venturing out by wearing a surgical mask. I’m not doing very well I’ll admit, wearing it more like a blue collar around my neck. The discomfort, feeling as if you’re smothering, is … Continue reading

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Is Nature Hoarding?

While out for my run, my lone Civil Liberty still intact, I saw a pack of raccoons. Usually it’s one or two, but today, they were all out as if it were family day. Now I do tend to over … Continue reading

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