Category Archives: shopping

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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Leopard…The New Black

Not that I’m surprised, but after interviewing, Mr. Salam, the mask salesman on 86th and First, who said his leopard is his best seller, cheetah the runner up, I remembered fashion has the last say. “Me weef, she con’t not … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…August 22

It’s a drizzly day as I head back home from my run. A pretty girl in her 30s is standing under the eave of a brownstone perusing her phone, smartly staying dry. She looks great in jeans with an opened … Continue reading

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Timeless Style

This is the time of year my late pal Jackie makes her annual visit. I feel her alongside me as I prepare for spring. Out come my sweaters cleaned, then put away; my coats checked for spots and loose buttons. … Continue reading

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Last Thrill and Testament

I had a job where they asked me, why I thought I still had style at my age. After unplugging my oxygen tank and parking my walker said, “Because I’m still breathing?” I did ponder this though, once my ego … Continue reading

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Home Furnishings

I spent 15 minutes watching a robin build it’s nest in front of my late friend Jackie’s old building, fascinated by the bird’s skill and perseverance.  He’d fly straight up to install whatever item he found appealing, then swoop back … Continue reading

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Regifting

DON’T!!! Let’s do one another a favor passing on the impulse. Just now, for instance, I opened a box of chocolates whose presenter will remain nameless,  that looked as if they came by way of Gaza, and that’s putting it … Continue reading

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And The Stockings Were Hung By The Chimney With Care

Well, not exactly the chimney since the size of them would have made it collapse. Still thinking about my mother. When I was little, she never stuffed a traditional stocking.  It was always a receptacle of some kind: a wastepaper … Continue reading

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Health Over Wealth

I worked with my pal Ed the other day on what I can only call, a very challenging job, without picking the scab of it’s afterlife. Watching Ed, as exhausted as I, soldier on without breaking a sweat looking as … Continue reading

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Kim This

 I’m amazed at the press over Kim Kardashian being robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room after putting all her jewelry on social media. That’s like blaming fishermen for fishing after loading your pond with trout. Yeah, I know, … Continue reading

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