Category Archives: words

Dating Jesus

I’m no religious fanatic by any means, and believe me, if the Catholic Church could toss me in a cell for irreverence, it would, since I tend to make fun of its ongoing hypocrisy…however, Jesus, when I think about it, … Continue reading

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Guys and Dolls

It’s President’s Day as I’m about to run, so the Park still bathed in twilight is pretty deserted, except for me and a large raccoon about to cross the road. We both stop at the same time waiting for the … 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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A Spring Rain

It was a misty drizzle when I went for my run, Mother Nature looking as though she was just in her slip. The temperature, in the high 40s, gave a glimpse of what’s to come, urging me to be hopeful, … Continue reading

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Showdown at the Nail Nook

To say my tolerance of rudeness is down a quart, is putting it mildly. I’ll go toe-to-toe on this, but I blame our president who’s taken inappropriate behavior to new heights. That said…. I was getting a pedicure, a real … 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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The Writing Life

Writing keeps me afloat. Writing keeps me sane. Writing keeps me warm on a cold day. What does that mean exactly? It gives me hope. I’ve written all my life. When my mother locked me in my room in the … Continue reading

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A Little Caboose

I should just switch my site to a train travelogue since, once again, I have a tender tale to share. I’m on the N Train, the Broadway local into Queens, when, as I make my way to the stairs to … 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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