Tag Archives: JFK

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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Happy Birthday Mrs. Kennedy

July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis would have been 89 years-old today.    

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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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Happy Birthday Mrs. Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis would have been 85 on July 28th.  When I walked by her old building (1040 Fifth Avenue), something I do often, I suddenly started to think about her.  I had just told a friend how, when she … Continue reading

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Words Become Us

Eloquent: to be versed or fluent in speech.  Articulate, expressive and glib.  Vivid, lucid, lofty and smooth-tongued.  Effective, persuasive – holding sway.  Having great power or influence over a particular person, place, or domain… being well-expressed. To put it simply…to … Continue reading

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Let’s Grab Our Balls And Go

I love this expression, apparently a favorite of John Kennedy’s in essence, his way of saying, let’s suit up and show-em what we got. OOH, such a masculine mix of words now obsolete since they’d be considered inappropriate and more … Continue reading

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Crashing To Earth

I’m coming off medicine. It feels as if I’ve been launched by NASA, just without a suit. I stayed on Prednisone longer than I should have hoping it would do its magic without too much harm. Of course, you don’t … Continue reading

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Prince Of Camelot

When John Kennedy Jr. went missing two days before my 45h birthday, my Italian kicked in right away. Unlike the rest of America, I knew there was little hope. The Prince of Camelot was gone adding to the myth of … Continue reading

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The Man On The Couch

Every day possible I go to the library to read for an hour, a favorite pastime of mine. Where else can you find guaranteed peace and absolutely no cell phone use. One feels as if they’re stepping back in time … Continue reading

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When History Walks By

I went for a long, early morning stroll on Christmas Day. Nothing was open, the streets were still. It’s the one day a year one could cut the silence with a cleaver. As I was coming from the West Side … Continue reading

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