Category Archives: parents

And the Cell Phone Shall Inherit the Earth

The world is on the phone. It actually has a sci-fi-feeling to it, like those awful Godzilla movies you watched as a kid. What bothers me most, are the unconscious conversations one must endure daily, no matter where you happen … Continue reading

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Blessed Are The Peacemakers

I get so much shit, for being nice, pardon my parlance, choosing to take the highroad since there’s less traffic on it, if you will. I’m amazed how often my cheerful countenance is challenged as though I suffer from some debilitating … Continue reading

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Zeke and Al

Al is a mutt, and Zeke, a five year-old boy, with autism.  Think Timmy and Lassie, just a tad imperfect. Zeke’s mom has her hands full, which is why, when I see Al, tied to the no-longer-in-use phone booth in … Continue reading

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First Family History

I picked up a book called, First Families (2005), by Bonnie Angelo, that’s filled with fascinating facts of the men, along with their wives and children, who’ve lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.    I loved knowing Teddy Roosevelt, my favorite president, … Continue reading

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Cab This

A mother and her teenage daughter are on my corner having an argument. The kid wants to take a taxi, and mom the bus. Mind you, they look very affluent in blazers and fancy jeans, but the mother is adamant … Continue reading

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The Lone Rangers of Central Park

I’ve written about raccoons before, but needed to share my latest sighting. It was early on Sunday, a must if you want to avoid the weekly runner’s race that, if you look over your shoulder, looks as if you’re being … Continue reading

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Pollyanna Snaps

I’m sitting in Starbucks at 5 A.M., when a young African American fella comes in with a filled up shopping cart.  He doesn’t look homeless, but it’s clear he’s been trash picking all night…bottles, bags, a pair of scuffed shoes … Continue reading

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God Bless America

I warn you, this is not one of my slaphappy posts. I’m here, stunned into silence after going to the 9/11 Museum downtown. A friend asked, what possessed me? Well, I always wanted to go since, being a survivor of … Continue reading

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G

 The G train is a subway line running through Queens into Brooklyn I rarely take. As I wait on the platform longer than I should, when it does come surrounded by dust and fog, it makes me think of the … Continue reading

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Independence Day…2017

 The 4th of July makes me think of many things. Cookouts at my Auntie Ida’s, chicken sizzling on the grill. A trash can filled with ice cold Coca-Colas, my mother’s famous potato salad served in a bright green bowl. White … Continue reading

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