Category Archives: writing

Brokenhearted

There’s a young lady standing on the corner wearing a faux leopard coat J. Crew makes I’ve always admired. If I were just a little younger, I too would look like Sheena of the Jungle, hailing a cab. As I … Continue reading

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A Basset May Come’a Callin’

I still think of Carmela the Basset Hound as though she were a long lost sister, just one with stubby legs and long, silly ears. For those of you who never read the Carmela Chronicles, she belonged to a snooty … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…March 7th

It’s Sunday at 6 a.m. as I limp to the park, my left knee mysteriously throbbing like a drum. I hear someone weeping in the distance. It’s a Latino girl in her car, crying the blues. Naturally, Joan of Bark … Continue reading

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Love From the Ethers

This will be my last piece to commemorate the passing of Bill Hicks. Like Yoko, who only celebrates John’s birthday on October 9th, I too will only celebrate Bill on December 16th, the day of his birth. Early this morning … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Women

Two tender tales have been circling my thoughts like proud, persistent eagles. One is about Eleanor Roosevelt, the other, Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon. Bunny was married to millionaire, philanthropist Paul Mellon for 51 years, while during that time, sharing him with … Continue reading

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Urban Catholic

I’m not religious by any means but still often, pop into church. To quote Bunny Mellon…I’m a different sort of Christian. I don’t really come by to pray, I stop in to talk with God because he’s a dear, dear … Continue reading

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Pride of Language

an Old English term, morphing from the word pride, meaning the most important, significant position among a group of objects or personal possessions. The Mona Lisa, for instance, has a major, pride of place, at The Louvre, in Paris. Someone’s … 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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