Tag Archives: Central Park

How It Usually Is

  Here in the East, we’d be awaiting spring, our cotton khakis and polo shirts stacked in the wings. The daffodils in the Park, who’ve just arrived like pretty girls, would delight us, knowing they’re emissaries, announcing her imminent arrival. … Continue reading

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Yoga Boy

The first time I saw him, I thought he was dead. I was in full flight, at 6 a.m. before coming to a full stop. When I approached him, we both jumped. “Oh, you’re okay,” I say, grateful I didn’t … Continue reading

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Raccoon Run

For two weeks I’ve changed my rhythms, going out to run at 5. It helped me get through the holidays that turned into a John Waters Christmas. All I needed was Divine to come back from the dead escorting my … Continue reading

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The Great Wiener Chase

I often write about the very rich and their opulence that can easily turn into the ridiculous, like this morning. A family I’ve never seen, owns 6 miniature Dachshunds walked each morning, faithfully, by a middle-aged Latino man. Today, something … Continue reading

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Zip the Lip

Some people live by the sword, I, 12 Step Slogans, zipping the lip in my top ten. What does it mean? Shut the fuck up if you know what’s good for you because the minute you engage about anything confrontational, … Continue reading

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Tom Foolery

A dog, a mutt if you will, the size of a pork roast, is eying a stick the length of Long Island. Yours truly is watching while stretching against a tree. His owner, off a ways, is busy picking up … Continue reading

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Yoga Baby

It was Tuesday when I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I hadn’t slept much, someone’s music keeping me awake, and the heat was back like a bad boyfriend you thought you had broken up with. I … Continue reading

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Strolling Through The Park One Day

A Pit is doing his business while his owner patiently waits. I tool by and say to the dog, “Look how much your dad loves you.” The man, irritated, rolls his eyes and says, “He just takes so long to … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…May 16

Central Park…first light As I’m cantering up Harlem Hill, otherwise known as Hamilton Heights, since it’s Alexander Hamilton’s old neighborhood, I see a young boy perched on the grass, elbows resting on his knees, selling bottled water. His cardboard sign … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…April 5th

It’s 5 A.M. as I head to a job….quiet and misty, desolate and dark as I walk towards the Park with plans to cross it to catch the C Train.  It’s a short walk I make often though some would … Continue reading

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