Category Archives: Women and men

How It Usually Is

  Here in the East, we’d be awaiting spring, our cotton khakis and polo shirts stacked in the wings. The daffodils in the Park, who’ve just arrived like pretty girls, would delight us, knowing they’re emissaries, announcing her imminent arrival. … Continue reading

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Things That Shouldn’t Be

Older men in Converse High Tops with toupees that, let’s face it, just don’t go together. Face lifts. That porcelain finish that should be restricted to planters and soup tureens. Why women think stretched like a drum is attractive will … Continue reading

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Reasons Why Women Need a Man

To put lotion on your back, in February. To fix the cable, after you’ve kicked the box across the room. To spoon with when you get a little chilly. To happily do all the driving while you give directions as … Continue reading

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Notes From the Carlyle…January 2020

I’m having a melancholy Friday, yearning for all things gone, like my old neighborhood for instance. They’ve knocked down the block across from where I lived, leaving this vast emptiness, feeling as if 40 years of my life, went along … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 16th

It’s twilight as I make my way home after a putting in a pretty long day. A guy coming the other way waves and says, “Someone is calling you.” I turn, and there’s another guy, a real cutie, bundled in … Continue reading

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Adverbs, Vonnegut and Me

Kurt Vonnegut loathed adverbs (a noun, word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb or a word group), slaying them at every turn, making me aware how often I use them. That LY you don’t … Continue reading

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His and Hers

She was blonde, he dark, her head buried in his shoulder as they strolled arm and arm. They looked European the way they dressed, simply, but with taste, as if they both entered the world that way. I noticed her … Continue reading

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Fashion That Never Sleeps

One of my favorite things to wear I never get tired of, is a little black dress most people associate with Audrey Hepburn. But the person who deserves the credit is the designer, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, who in 1926, through … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 14

Kindness, let’s face it, has been globally down a quart, every man for himself, the world’s new motto. Nowadays when you hold a door, ask how someone is or even say thank you, you’re looked upon as a freak. But … Continue reading

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The Few and Far Between

I always marvel at the people one meets who are more than willing to help you. It’s rarely who you’d expect to step up to the plate on your behalf. I’m in an area of Brooklyn I’ve never been before, … Continue reading

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