Category Archives: words

The New York City Subway

I’m on the number 5 headed home when I hear, we’ll be moving shortly…there’s traffic up ahead. Shortly turned into close to an hour forcing me to be patient, not an easy virtue when you’re underground, especially since the next … Continue reading

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Oval Easy

I’m here thinking of past Presidents with ants in their pants. JFK comes to mind with FDR bringing up the rear. John Kennedy, only 46 when he died, was sick for a good part of his life…often bedridden as a … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 18

It was early rush-hour on a drizzly day, when the streets of Manhattan most resemble Tokyo. I was in step along with my fellow New Yorkers, right and left, crossing the grid like ants in a hurry. This was when … Continue reading

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Walk In Grace

A friend of mine who recently lost her husband, signed off an email with… Walk in Grace. I didn’t think much of it at the time, yet it keeps appearing in my thoughts like a faint, flicker of light. She … Continue reading

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A Fat, Juicy Word

I’ve been reading a book on the Gilded Age, code for lavish, over-the-top living in the early 1900s, in the bowels of rich, Victorian New York. A time where Astors, Whitneys and Vanderbilts roamed like diamond laden dinosaurs erecting mansions … Continue reading

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Mending Wall…Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. The work of hunters is another thing: I have come … Continue reading

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The Comfort Of History

This shutdown business has me quite undone. I can’t believe it’s still unresolved without any end in sight. What about those of us inside the wall? I went to my bookcase taking down an atlas on past presidents: Lincoln, FDR, … Continue reading

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Emotional Sobriety

The last time I went to the Carlyle to toast Tommy, their late bartender, after two sips I was pretty looped. A red flag if there ever was one. After swaying home I prayed, please God, don’t let this ignite … Continue reading

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Decking the Halls

I first wrote this overly sweet, soppy, schmaltzy piece that even made me sick about the miracle of Christmas. Well, screw that, and Jane I’ll apologize beforehand. Jane’s an angel who will no doubt get the best suite in heaven … Continue reading

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Love in the Afternoon

I wish this meant, I’ve been canoodling from 2 till 4, but alas, it’s just the title of my favorite Audrey Hepburn film, and where I took my blog name, athingirl, from. Gary Cooper, who plays the naughty millionaire, Frank … Continue reading

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