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Notes From the Carlyle…July 2019

The rain blew me right in the front door. Alright, I’m exaggerating, but it did influence my entrance. Perils of a skinny girl who felt she was levitating. I decide to behave and go straight to the ante room off … Continue reading

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Things You May Not Know

Sea otters hold hands while sleeping, so they don’t drift apart. One fast food burger may contain meat from a 100 different cows. John Wilkes Booth was 27 years old when he shot Abraham Lincoln, dying from a gunshot wound, … Continue reading

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So How They Hangin’

I heard this expression, remembering it from growing up, an old neighborhood way of saying, so how the hell are ya, as if your balls were a barometer. Since one thought inspires another, it then made me think of my … Continue reading

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A Basset May Come’a Callin’

I still think of Carmela the Basset Hound as though she were a long lost sister, just one with stubby legs and long, silly ears. For those of you who never read the Carmela Chronicles, she belonged to a snooty … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…March 7th

It’s Sunday at 6 a.m. as I limp to the park, my left knee mysteriously throbbing like a drum. I hear someone weeping in the distance. It’s a Latino girl in her car, crying the blues. Naturally, Joan of Bark … Continue reading

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Trumpets Blare

I was listening to an argument between two male friends about our Commander in Chief, more or less, playing the referee. I didn’t participate, saying nothing, and saying it often, a handy tool when discussing politics. One guy said, there’s … Continue reading

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The Directors

You thought this was going to be about Spielberg, Scorcese and Cecil B. DeMille, didn’t ya? Nope, it’s about a group of funky funeral directors I know. I lived across from the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home for almost 4 … Continue reading

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Best Stories of the Week…February 28th

It’s 6:a.m. and 25 degrees, as I wait for the light to change crossing into the park, when I see a young guy, in a suit, coming towards me with his jacket open wearing only a button-down. Me in my … Continue reading

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The Thorn In My Paw

I saw a man I hadn’t seen in a while I’ll call Ted, who’s very active in the church I sometimes go to. When he sees me he does everything but genuflect, like I’m one of the Apostles, because I … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Women

Two tender tales have been circling my thoughts like proud, persistent eagles. One is about Eleanor Roosevelt, the other, Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon. Bunny was married to millionaire, philanthropist Paul Mellon for 51 years, while during that time, sharing him with … Continue reading

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