Category Archives: words

Christmas Must Not Be Cancelled

It’s more important now than ever, that season wise, we step up to the plate. I don’t know about you, but I need a good dose of holiday cheer. I’ve been hearing too many ‘bah humbug’ excuses, blaming it on … Continue reading

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Bill Hicks…December 16, 2020

A friend recently said, “No offense Susannah, but he died so long ago. You celebrate him like he’s still here.” I had to smile at this since, I kinda think that he is. If you watch footage of Bill taken … Continue reading

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What There Is To Know About Me

There’s an older man I’ve befriended who sits in the Park…. aristocratic in bearing…gray flannels and navy blazer over a seasoned Shetland sweater offsetting the Wall Street Journal he reads. I’m particularly taken with his yellow, cashmere socks peeking from … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…December 10th

After my run in the morning, I often stop at my friend’s gourmet store, just opening up. I do it for the company and the cup of coffee I leave with. Sometimes Tony will ask me to help, like today … Continue reading

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Hats Off

As I come out of my building, a little girl of 3 is screaming her head off while a patient woman tries putting on her hat. She will have none of it, despite the polar temperatures. I stop, wearing my … Continue reading

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James 4

As I walk towards the entrance of the Park on 90th Street, I pass an older man of color asleep in an alcove of a prewar building, now home to an embassy. His name is James, who has lived outside … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors

It’s a little before 6 as I make my way to the Park, welcomed by a young raccoon. He’s ambling towards his tree, in no hurry, like Huckleberry Finn. If he had a fishing pole and a banjo, it wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Eleanor Roosevelt was a hair under six feet tall, and the first, First Lady (1933-1945) to ever ride in an airplane. Wonder if she bumped her head. In 1921, President Warren Harding’s Airedale Terrier, Laddie Boy, was the first White … Continue reading

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The Way It Is Now

Today I was chased by a Corgi named Goldie who I’m madly in love with. She’s a little more than a puppy with fur that feels like silk, nuzzling you, like a low to the ground lover. Her owner, however, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 19th

I believe in cause and effect. What you do, how you treat others, will come back to you in kind. I’m waiting for a friend when it starts to pour. I could run for cover, but have no way of … Continue reading

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