Category Archives: Sports

Did You Know…All Bets Are Off Edition

Abraham Lincoln stashed papers in his Stovepipe hat.    Do you think Jack and Ike did too? Maybe that’s where Jack hid all those long-legged phone numbers.  Marilyn Monroe lived in 20 different foster homes, sexually abused by more than … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 12th…Hearing With a Limp

A 10 year-old boy in my building, walks with a slight limp, something that occurred at birth. It’s barely noticeable, providing you’re not James that is, who alas, has to live with it. When I heard that they were making … Continue reading

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Tom Foolery

A dog, a mutt if you will, the size of a pork roast, is eying a stick the length of Long Island. Yours truly is watching while stretching against a tree. His owner, off a ways, is busy picking up … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 26

  I’m sitting on a bench at Central Park’s 72nd Street boat pond, watching mostly nannies launch miniature yachts and model sailboats their badly behaved charges ignore, more intrigued by ducks, each other and the hotdog cart. It’s the Upper … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…May 16

Central Park…first light As I’m cantering up Harlem Hill, otherwise known as Hamilton Heights, since it’s Alexander Hamilton’s old neighborhood, I see a young boy perched on the grass, elbows resting on his knees, selling bottled water. His cardboard sign … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Story

I’m at Housing Works Thrift Shop sniffing around, hoping nothing major catches my eye, since last time I popped in, madam came home lugging a rocking chair. There’s a little Latino fella transfixed by a red and white bike that’s … Continue reading

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Run For Your Life

I run most mornings, and have since my 20s. I ran when few did, remembering being stopped in Italy by the police to find out what exactly I was running from. “Signorina, who is’a chaz’ing yooo’?” I’m convinced it’s one … Continue reading

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Outfielder, for the Yanks

I witnessed the funniest scene in the park with a Golden Labradoodle and his middle-aged master who were casually playing catch, until…. the ball went flying downhill at the speed of light, the Doodle in hot pursuit going faster and … Continue reading

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Woids

 I love listening to others talk, especially when I can actually hear them. The articulate verses the urban…sounds of slang and what’s correct. Often a word jumps out, getting my attention like this morning, eavesdropping on a burly fellow in … Continue reading

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The Rising Son

I rarely regret not having kids. When my biological clock began ticking loudly, I let it’s batteries run out with a sad, silent grace. If I couldn’t be a parent with a loving partner, I wasn’t about to go it … Continue reading

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