Category Archives: Women and men

A Hairy Story

I was sitting at a little cafe in midtown when a well-dressed woman, two stools down, looked up from her phone and said, “What does hirsute mean?” “Hairy,” I said, without thought or pause, a word that always makes me … Continue reading

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The Norma Rae of Hats

This involves my friend Ed who dresses like a matinee idol..impeccably stylish…treating his wardrobe with the deference due a king. That said. We were working together in a vast space amid many tables and chairs. Ed had gotten up to … Continue reading

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Happy Easta

It’s early. I’m in a very long check-out line at Duane Reade with only one register open, my arms filled with items. A can of Comet I’m holding, falls to the ground.  A man behind me picks it up. “You … Continue reading

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Best Line Of The Week

 I’m at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing, remembering what it was like before they installed a coffee bar. I used to come here to write, when it was a sanctuary…quiet, peaceful. Now it’s Epcot with statuary, surly waiters … Continue reading

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Sniper Shootings

I must be giving off one helluva scent because anyone and everyone with a gripe or grievance has graced my path. Recently, when I was working, an older woman started to scream at me over something I had nothing to … Continue reading

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Pooped

There’s a man who fast walks in the park with a beautiful golden retriever he lets off her leash. She runs like a colt, jumping in and out of the bushes, greeting you like a Campfire Girl. The glitch? She … Continue reading

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Stand By Your Man

 I was perusing through a book about the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), and the page I opened to, was about his wife, Adrienne. During France’s revolution, called the Reign of Terror (1793-1794), that didn’t do justice to the horrors that … Continue reading

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In That Spinach In Your Teeth?

You know you’ve lost your charm when you leave the house with a mouth draped in greenery.   I’m a pretty well-coiffed girl.  I am, spending quite a bit of time shampooing and perfuming as if I were Marie Antoinette. But … Continue reading

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Bill Hicks…23 Years Ago Today

I wasn’t going to write about Bill this round, feeling a little uncomfortable after someone I like a lot, questioned our relationship, and what I’ve chosen to reveal. But then it didn’t feel right to let the day pass without … Continue reading

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Mary Tyler Moore and My Dad

Oaklawn Cemetery is a modest, little graveyard in Fairfield Connecticut, where my father, along with his mother, Mary, is buried. He’s surrounded by other World War II Veterans, so my grandmother rests a bit east from where he lies. It … Continue reading

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