Category Archives: writing

Did You Know?

A U.S. President’s State of the Union Address was always read by a court clerk rather than the man himself, until Woodrow Wilson took the helm in 1913. Thomas Jefferson, who didn’t much care for public speaking, installed the rule, … Continue reading

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So Long Pete

Pete Hamill died on Wednesday at the impressive age of 85. He was everything I wanted to be as a writer: brave, passionate, prolific and humble, when people called out his name. I remember meeting him on Astor Place right … Continue reading

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Meat and Potato Men

I’m referring to an old-fashioned type of male you don’t see so much anymore. The man who steps up, no matter what. The fella who faces the bully, chases the bad guy, who runs into the burning building to save … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…Raccoons on Parade

Between Covid life, and the heat, people are getting up earlier. Nature, however, never alters her rhythms, no matter what. It’s daybreak, the prettiest time of the morning, as I make my way north. There are bikers to my right, … Continue reading

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A Little Story I’d Like To Share

I was on my way to a laundry with my bath mat cradled in my arms, when I happened to pass one I’ve never noticed before. A tiny, elderly Asian woman was in this little space, all alone folding sheets. … Continue reading

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The Big Bang

This piece concerns three men: John Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Eliot Spitzer, the latter, the former Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo’s disgraced predecessor, who in 2008, stepped down due to his inappropriate sexual conduct rivaling the Marquis de Sade’s. … Continue reading

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Assault and Batteries

I’m in the Park as the sun is coming up, alone except for a pigeon who won’t take no for an answer. After stretching my calves the size of mangoes from all my years of running, take flight I see … Continue reading

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Colorful Women

Lately on my morning run, I see two women of a certain age, strolling, with beautiful scarves wrapped around their heads, Caribbean style. You see them like lights a half a mile away, their colors brushing the Park’s landscape like … Continue reading

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General Andrew Cuomo

New York has finally seen the day, without one virus fatality. After all we’ve been through, whoever would have thought. Governor Andrew Cuomo has done his work well, but as he’s already said, it’s not over yet. States that opened … Continue reading

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Recorded Events

A baby raccoon in the Park, was going from tree to tree, clearly forgetting where he lived. I so wanted to intervene and say, it’s happened to me many times, of course when I was 10 sheets to the wind … Continue reading

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