Tag Archives: generosity

Friendship a Bloomin’

The Latino woman preceding me most days in the Starbuck’s line, along with the African American cook who works for a rich family on Fifth, have become fast friends. I’ve been watching it unfold, this funny friendship you’d never expect … Continue reading

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Pollyanna Snaps

I’m sitting in Starbucks at 5 A.M., when a young African American fella comes in with a filled up shopping cart.  He doesn’t look homeless, but it’s clear he’s been trash picking all night…bottles, bags, a pair of scuffed shoes … Continue reading

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A Bad Receiver

Why is receiving so hard for some? Why can’t one just muster a gracious thank you and move on? A person’s discomfort after I send a gift or note, brings up such a wound for me. The first time I … Continue reading

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Those Little Things

There’s a kid I see most mornings who sells newspapers outside by the subway.  He’s there early to meet the truck, the driver tossing them on the sidewalk like a bale of hay. He’ll come into Starbucks at 5 to … Continue reading

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Witnessing The Insane

It’s not uncommon to be on the New York subway in the company of a crazy person.  It’s free advertising after all, for their insanity. Some ask for money, some just babble and I’ll admit, from years of bearing witness, … Continue reading

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A friend said this recently about a painter that just couldn’t follow directions, like he was out to lunch all day. People don’t listen, unfortunately, since I too just had this experience.  An acquaintance knew of some furniture I plan … Continue reading

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Touched And Humbled

I don’t normally post on the weekends, but I just got the nicest note from Tri-state Basset Hound Rescue thanking me for all the contributions sent on behalf of Carmela. It’s been a sad time for me since she’s gone.  … Continue reading

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Clooney For President

I love George Clooney, married or not and must say – Mrs. Clooney is a real looker.  But who else would the Cary Grant of our time choose to walk alongside him. He was interviewed by an idiot after giving … Continue reading

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Unwind…Be Kind

Yes, I’m trying to be clever, but please note my brain is frozen since it’s cold again. Spring stopped by for a day or so but took off again during the night. What’s with her? I’ve been so wrapped up … Continue reading

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I’ll Take It

I never have a problem receiving things. If someone wants to give me something or buy me lunch it’s always fine with me. In my opinion this is one of the healthiest things about me since it counteracts how much … Continue reading

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