Tag Archives: random acts of kindness

A Banana For Your Thoughts

It’s an early misty morning as I go out for a walk, not feeling my best. Before coming home, I stop at the all night fruit stand to buy a banana, to steady myself since I feel a little dizzy. … Continue reading

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Doin the Wave

Whenever I’m coming home from my run, and see the crosstown bus waiting at the light on Fifth, I wave to the bus driver. Why? Oh I don’t know, it’s the pup in me I guess, who’s happy and friendly … Continue reading

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A Heart Pried Open

It’s not easy being sensitive. There isn’t a homeless person that escapes my notice, a blind man I don’t see, or a stray cat under a car wishing I could coax home, so it’s no surprise I spotted Andy. There’s … Continue reading

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On The Train

It’s 4 p.m., not quite rush hour, yet the car is packed. I miraculously get a seat, so happy because now for the next 20 minutes can blissfully read. A young mom with a little girl maybe 5, is squished … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 14

Kindness, let’s face it, has been globally down a quart, every man for himself, the world’s new motto. Nowadays when you hold a door, ask how someone is or even say thank you, you’re looked upon as a freak. But … Continue reading

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The Great Wiener Chase

I often write about the very rich and their opulence that can easily turn into the ridiculous, like this morning. A family I’ve never seen, owns 6 miniature Dachshunds walked each morning, faithfully, by a middle-aged Latino man. Today, something … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 19

My friend Anna, the Latino Joan of Arc, walking down Madison Avenue, spots a well dressed man on the ground slumped against the side of an apartment building. Mind you it’s the shank of the morning, dozens of commuters flying … Continue reading

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Working Women

At 6 a.m. Times Square in its emptiness, looks like an abandoned movie set with its massive billboards and theater marquees, while drunks sleep it off in dirty doorways. As I saunter west to work, my tote bag slung over … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…April 26

I’m coming from the subway in Grand Central, when I see a young mother with a one-year old in a stroller. I watch her examine the stairs knowing, she’ll have a hard time maneuvering everything on her own. I look … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…March 7th

It’s Sunday at 6 a.m. as I limp to the park, my left knee mysteriously throbbing like a drum. I hear someone weeping in the distance. It’s a Latino girl in her car, crying the blues. Naturally, Joan of Bark … Continue reading

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