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Best Story of the Week…April 11; The Chivalrous Dad

Have you ever seen the film, Love in the Afternoon with Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper? It’s where I got my blog name from…Athingirl.  It’s what Mr. Flannagan calls Ariane, who plays the cello, while Maurice Chevalier as her dad, … Continue reading

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One Sweet Kid

I’m in line at the bank. There’s a mother with, I’d say, a four year-old boy, clutching a stuffed cat.  One of those squishy ones. I think they’re called Jellycats. He suddenly says to his mother, “I smell cake.”  She’s … Continue reading

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Jack

Seems I have an admirer…he’s sweet, cute and eleven. Wouldn’t you know. Jack, who’s taken a shine to me, lives around the corner in a very fancy schmancy building. I see him almost every day with his babysitter, Jules, a … Continue reading

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Go Away Kid You Bother Me

I love kids, but sure didn’t this day with one sitting across from me while trying to eat my lunch. His mother, a woman in her 30s, was on her cell ignoring this little fellow who looked like a short … Continue reading

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Kids From Hell

Little kids fascinate me. Sometimes I sit on a park bench and just watch them twirling their parents around their tiny, sticky fingers like lariats. I’m always amazed at how much they get away with. When I was little, forget … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – March 2013

Have I earned this, I thought, as I sank into the warm banquette. These past four weeks have left me in quite a state of thirst, if you will. I needed to just sit and be quiet with my thoughts … Continue reading

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A Case Of The Blues

I don’t really know what’s the matter with me but I’ve been waking up every morning feeling like Billy Holiday. It’s a pity I can’t sing. I’m experiencing a low-grade siege of sadness I can’t seem to shake. A mourning … Continue reading

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Stop That Kid

You’re probably wondering how so many things could possibly happen to me in public so often. I’ll tell you my theory, one word – consciousness. I heard Marianne Williamson say in a lecture, when you embark on a spiritual path … Continue reading

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Gotta Light?

Sometimes it pays to pay attention, other times you wish otherwise, like this morning. I was coming back from the Park when I spot two little kids no more than 3 standing near a parked car. First of all, they … Continue reading

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