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I’m in the check-out line at Whole Foods. Next to me is a young mother with twins…a little girl in a stroller, and a boy alongside her. Both are already eating what she’s about to pay for. I say to … Continue reading
A word you see often in Civil War books, and a favorite of mine since I have so many. A skirmish is an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting…a quarrel, tiff, spat or clash. I clashed alright, with a mean … Continue reading
6:45 a.m. Number 5 Train On my way to work, lucky enough to get a seat, I look to my left where there’s a tall, skinny teenage boy leaning against the door, his iPhone in one hand, holding the hand … Continue reading
En route to somewhere, I came upon a little lady of 3, sprawled on the sidewalk having a major meltdown. Imagine Kim Basinger at that age losing her cool, blonde tendrils draped on the pavement, a tiny butt perched in … Continue reading
This morning while stretching on what I like to call an Olmstead/Vaux Bridge (Fredrick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux were the creators of Central Park), I noticed a kid, no more than 6, swinging from a low tree branch. It … Continue reading
Buying greeting cards is one of my favorite pastimes. Forget Breakfast at Tiffany’s…it’s more like, Brunch at the Hallmark Store, which is why I was in Barnes & Noble perusing their shelves since they have the sweetest selection. I suddenly … Continue reading
I was walking down 81st Street when I watched a little boy, no more than 2, take a spill on the sidewalk. Instead of crying like I expected, he pulled himself up, regained his balance and pressed on. When he … Continue reading