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Best Stories of the Week…April 1st

MONDAY…early, en route to the Park, I see a fella with droopy drawers coming towards me carrying what looks like a liter of Coke or Pepsi before ducking into an alcove. As I’m about to pass I hear him say … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…February 18th

5:45 a.m. I’m heading to the Park ambling up East 90th Street, approaching a young woman walking three dogs: a Black Lab, a White Lab and a Chihuahua. As I’m about to pass, the Chihuahua starts barking at me doing … Continue reading

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Whine And Cheese

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves, wondered Robin Williams. If I’m the best man at a wedding, why is she marrying him? asked Jerry Seinfeld. I realize these were two jokes, but were they really? Aren’t … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…February 11th

I’m in line at CVS. There’s a baby in front of me, and one a little ways behind. The latter is screaming her baby powdered head off. The mother, a well-heeled young woman in a fur hat, looks as if … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions I Probably Won’t Keep

Letting my hair go gray, like Patti Smith.  Now if I could only sing. I might grow bangs, to hide my wrinkled brow, but what if I look like Lucy, in Peanuts.  Not resembling a refugee when I run. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Adjusting

We’re designed to get through everything, big and small, so the way we’re adapting to the presence of a pandemic should come as no surprise. We’re such a great model we humans are, IKEA could easily sell us in plexiglass … Continue reading

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Takes So Little

I was having a trying day, so when I came home and found raspberries in front of my door, it changed my channel, so to speak. I have a neighbor I rarely see, but we leave things for each other. … Continue reading

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And The Hits Just Keep on Comin’

Thank God for humor, and I don’t say that lightly. Where would we be if we couldn’t laugh at the absurd and the outrageous? The world is upside down, with us trying our best to hold on. Accepting the things … Continue reading

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Tails From The Front

I was never so happy seeing a Beagle tending his ballings, to quote my dear grandfather, as I was this morning after a major meltdown yesterday. I’ve been quite valiant since my shelter-in-place began, but even Norma Rae-Pollyanna-Joan of Bark … Continue reading

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Fashionista Wisdom: A Leopard Who Won’t Change Her Spots

I’ve been living in my ripped jeans and various T-shirts for 2 weeks now, spending most of my day at home. It’s seems to have become my uniform. I had to go to the market, and thought, you know what … Continue reading

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