Tag Archives: Christmas

Back Off Santa

Everywhere I go someone asks me for money, the reason I don’t carry it, because by the end of the day, my pocket’s empty. Now there are certain instances when giving is appropriate like now, at Christmas, since the Salvation … Continue reading

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The Point of Christmas Cards

 They’re traditional? It’s nice to get them?  You have nothing better to do than sit on the floor in your undies writing three dozen? I send them every year, get them from Wildlife and The American Humane Society, figuring, I’m … Continue reading

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What Happened To Summer?

Did she call? I can’t believe August is over with fall in the wings.  It’s as if we’ve had the Reader’s Digest version of summer.  Or one with crib notes. It makes me wonder how Kate’s frogs must feel, like … Continue reading

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Christmas, Jackie and the Unexpected

This is interesting. It all began last Christmas assuming I wouldn’t be getting any presents.  My two best friends I exchanged gifts with for years are both gone.  And as you may recall, Camille and I weren’t speaking. Throw in, … Continue reading

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The Ornament Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

Christmas is in full swing, at least on paper.  I’ve noticed there’s a bit of lethargy going on.  Are shoppers yawning, or is that my imagination?  Even the Salvation Army bell-ringers look as if they’ve left their cheer at home. … Continue reading

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It’s A Miracle, I Can Walk

There’s a middle-aged black man who sits on the corner of 79th and Madison in an old, beat-up wheelchair directly in front of the J Crew Mens store. He sits with a cup and bible held together by string in … Continue reading

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So What Are You Doing For Christmas?

  I hate this question that I’ll be asked a good 100 times before the day even gets here. What am I doing? Nothing. I’m making note of what stores are open in case I need something. I’ll go to … Continue reading

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Carmela Watch

Her Beyonce look. December is passing quickly. I still don’t know what will happen to my best basset hound friend. As you know Carmela and her family are moving. I stopped asking where. Every time I did, there was a … Continue reading

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Oh Holy Night

I can’t sleep. Thanks to the whims of steroids, newborns get more shut-eye than I have these past three weeks. I’m happy to report I’m on a reduced dose, but still haunt myself in the wee hours of the morning. … Continue reading

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Oh my…Christmas is looming like a runaway train and on top of that, it’s on sale. Yes, Christmas is 40 % off ten days away in case you didn’t hear. I can’t help thinking about the Three Wise Men who … Continue reading

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