Category Archives: writing

Best Story of the Week…April 22nd

There’s a little Irish guy, with a mane of white hair, I see most mornings in front of an apartment building hosing down its sidewalk.  How do I know he’s Irish? He has that special twinkle, inspiring me to say … Continue reading

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Me and the Blonde

I see the same people in the Park every morning, though now, some of who I call the seasonals are out that don’t run in the winter, like the 15 or so stalwarts, me being one along with a tall, … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Self-doubt

My creativity has been up on the ledge lately dangling her feet. She feels alone and inept, underappreciated and forlorn, yet the well isn’t dry. It still seems damp, way at the bottom. I sit at my desk most days … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…April 15th

There’s a smart looking woman, I’d say, in her early 70s walking up Madison I’m trailing behind. She’s wearing black capris, a black boat-necked top peeking under a simple understated, slate gray gabardine trench, with Audrey flats beneath bare ankles. … Continue reading

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What Will Be?

My life looks nothing like the one I had a year ago right before the virus hit. It feels as if I’m living someone else’s, having no clue how to get the old one back. I remember working downtown on … Continue reading

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She Likes To Engage

I’m often asked, how I come by all my stories. Certainly some must be made up. The truth is, they’re not, the reason being… I like to engage. Engage in…participate or become involved…(engage with)… establish a meaningful contact or connection. … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…April 8th

I was feeling blue, so I did what I always do, went out for a walk. I found myself at the Library lost in the stacks, starting with Vonnegut, backing up to Mailer, then Hemingway hoping for some solace from … Continue reading

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I’m a J. Crew Girl

I always marvel when people say I’m well dressed. It’s more, I’m simply put together that never lets on it’s fashion on the cheap.  Lesson number one…don’t ever follow a fad since, you’ll look dated before you pay off your … Continue reading

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New Deli

My friend who owns a gourmet shop gave me upon request, a modest slice of grilled eggplant that, after eating it, made me look like a pylon who swallowed a rat, the button to my jeans popping after telling me, … Continue reading

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A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men is a favorite play and film of mine, both written by Aaron Sorkin, the play on cocktail napkins while he was an usher at a Broadway theater, proving what author Julia Cameron says… a writer writes, … Continue reading

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