Category Archives: parents

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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Let’s Talk Turkey

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was a favorite holiday of mine, despite the fact the entire family got drunk and disorderly. I remember when my mother stabbed my father with her super-duper carving knife, delaying dinner till he returned from … Continue reading

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Diehard Beauty

It’s 35 degrees with a windchill factor of about 10, as I walk to La La Nails to get my toes done, wearing tights and thongs. I may get pneumonia, but boy, will my feet look great. I’ll be on … Continue reading

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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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