Category Archives: words

Remembering Jackie

It was May, 1994, when I was coming home through Central Park, wondering why there were so many news trucks along Fifth Avenue. I had yet to learn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, better known to the world, as just Jackie, had … Continue reading

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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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They Died With Their Scrubs On

 I go to the hospital monthly, to have a shot to keep my hearing up, in a facility called, The Infusion Center.  Now I’m there for something minor, compared to the cast of chemo patients that never fail to humble … Continue reading

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The Graceful Fall of Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly inspired a post I wrote called, A Word From the Heart https://athingirl.com/2017/05/02/ that had little to do with him, but the powers-that-be, have been harassing me, because his name was even mentioned. First of all, I don’t share the shortsidedness … Continue reading

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Besieged, Bothered and Bewildered

When my friend MJ stopped writing to me, I missed her, but let her alone.  I knew whatever was going on had nothing to do with me. When Tallulah the Bishon’s mother said in her Christmas card, sorry we haven’t … Continue reading

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A Word From The Heart

 When journalist, Bill O’Reilly, was let go from the Fox Network after twenty-one years on the air, his comment was, “I’m disheartened.” That word has stayed with me since. A verb that means, to lose faith and confidence.  To be … Continue reading

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Things I don’t Understand

 Donald Trump’s hair.  Why can’t something be done?  We can land a man on the moon, but a new strain of mousse cannot be developed. How my neighbor’s cat ends up in the hall.  It’s not that I mind Patrick … Continue reading

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Pithier Posts

I’ve been practicing brevity lately in terms of blogging, realizing, posts shouldn’t be the length of War and Peace. I have 1,571 posts in my archives, and if you read the earlier ones, boy…did I need an editor. “In writing, … Continue reading

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Those Who Can’t Teach

I came upon a young mother with a baby girl and a brand new Pit puppy, each ambling alongside her, as she slowly pushed a stroller. African American, pretty, no more than 25, a Norman Rockwell that jumped off the … 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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