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The Ephemerals

The word ephemeral is an adjective I’ve shamelessly coined as a noun, meaning, lasting for a short time…fleeting, brief, almost as if you dreamt it. I’m referring to people who come and go, check in and out of your life … Continue reading

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Best Stories of the Week…August 30th

A 10 year-old boy at school was celebrating his birthday allowed to invite two boys to join him for lunch. He chose his best friend and another kid his mom didn’t know. When she asked, who he was and why … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 11

This one’s about me, an epiphany I had while walking in Central Park. An epiphany is a moment of sudden revelation, a divine announcement stopping you dead in your tracks. A smack to the forehead, a, could’a had a V8, … Continue reading

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War Wounds

Forgive your enemies, but always remember their names.   John F. Kennedy I saw my X on the street who startled me to say the least, seeing instantly how his alcoholism has escalated. His clothes were rumpled, he needed a … Continue reading

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Love Me Love My Pit

It’s no secret I’m a Pitbull lover, relating to them as a breed no one wants. I feel like that at times, being separate and different, not mainstream because of my own personal history. My first Pit was Oscar, belonging … Continue reading

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Kale Kale the Gang’s All Here

My neighborhood has sprouted a new eating phenomenon….salad. Across from every Starbucks seems to be a Just Salads, a Sweet Green or a Fresh & Co featuring quite a few choices, and can’t say I’m too sorry since I patronize … Continue reading

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Living in the Day

Isak Dinesen wrote…the reason God made the world round was so we couldn’t see too far ahead. I’m a person who lives in the day. I learned this lesson in 12 Step ten years ago, practicing it best I can. … Continue reading

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Back In Step

I’ve been a member of Al-Anon, a 12-Step program for those affected by the aftershocks of alcohol, for 12 years. I stopped attending meetings due to my hearing loss, but two weeks ago, went back. It was the best decision … Continue reading

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Put Up Your Nukes

  Am I never safe from the assholes of the world? I’m in Tiramisu, a cheap, casual bistro near my house, eating a little pasta.  I’m in a good mood since, when I’m done, will be heading to the library … Continue reading

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Weathering Change

Change…I hate it.  If I had my way, I’d stand still into eternity. What’s bothering me now?  Life, and all its vagaries. Definition: an unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone’s behavior : the vagaries of the … Continue reading

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