Category Archives: travel

Best Story of the Week…March 25th

I’m walking on Madison towards home. Up ahead is an elderly woman with a large L.L. Bean Boat and Tote bag. I watch as she stops every few steps to rest. I sidle up alongside. “That looks heavy. I seem … Continue reading

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When Manhattan Stopped for Me

I was barreling down the subway steps towards the express train downtown, late for an appointment, when the doors began to close. A young girl brazenly stuck her leg in the door so it would stay open, but like a … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Eleanor Roosevelt was a hair under six feet tall, and the first, First Lady (1933-1945) to ever ride in an airplane. Wonder if she bumped her head. In 1921, President Warren Harding’s Airedale Terrier, Laddie Boy, was the first White … 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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Old Levis…Old Friends

My jeans should be willed to the Smithsonian, they’re that old and tattered…sewn, stitched, patched, the original denim humbly peeking through. If they could only talk, the tales they could tell. We’ve been through a lot together, well traveled, zipped … Continue reading

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Tip of the Iceberg

To get off the subject of the apocalypse for a minute, I found myself chatting with King Midget about books. He’s reading the new Erik Larson on Churchill. I had said, I loved his book, Devil in the White City, … Continue reading

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Woman of Steel

My favorite New York City landmark is the Brooklyn Bridge, who I’m pretty sure is a lady. You would too if you saw her at night all lit up in her evening clothes. She’s a mother figure as well, since … Continue reading

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Doin the Wave

Whenever I’m coming home from my run, and see the crosstown bus waiting at the light on Fifth, I wave to the bus driver. Why? Oh I don’t know, it’s the pup in me I guess, who’s happy and friendly … Continue reading

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Famous Last Words

Speaking of the dead… I always wonder if the person taking flight knows, and if so, how? Does someone who went before only you can see, come to escort you? Is it like in the film, Heaven Can Wait, when … Continue reading

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EEL. EEL. Bean Oootlet.

I ran into Diego, a guy from my old neighborhood who works as a handyman, a Jack of all trades if there ever was one. He was dressed from head to toe in bright whites…Polo Shirt, Bermudas, sneaks that looked … Continue reading

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