Category Archives: words

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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Jack the Zipper

Animals will never cease to amaze or entertain me. We have a new doggie in the neighborhood. A German Shepherd puppy called Jack, and is he ka-utte. You don’t see many Shepherds in these parts, never a popular breed. A … Continue reading

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Pollyanna Flips

I love to give…from the heart, when it opens in truth towards another. But alas, it’s that time of year when those have tos, rear their cocky, cheeky, entitled heads. We get a letter every December first, stating, how many … Continue reading

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Where We Met

Whenever I find myself in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Great Hall, I think of Bill. It’s where we went on our first date, the room that launched a romance. We were leaving after spending an hour or so talking … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…Nanny and the Thin Girl

I truly don’t look for trouble, but sometimes trouble finds me, like a homing pigeon coming in for a landing. It’s cold. People are bundled like Eskimos, so I ask you, why a 3 year-old is shivering in her stroller … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…December 7

There’s a new paperboy on my corner after the old one got a better job, who was at least smart enough to wait inside Starbucks for his paper delivery. This new fella, however, much shyer, stoically stands outside shivering until … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye To Butter

It’s a sad day at Chez Susannah, watching Land O’Lakes pack her fat, yellow bags. I had my cholesterol unexpectedly checked and it seems lucky, I’m not in the ER. I know what happened, since I’ve become my own best … Continue reading

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