Tag Archives: the art of observation

Good Training

So here I am on the Number 6 at 4: a.m. on a Saturday, headed downtown to an early job. One can’t help but be impressed by the New York City subway system, even when it misbehaves, being the Concorde … Continue reading

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Tom Foolery

A dog, a mutt if you will, the size of a pork roast, is eying a stick the length of Long Island. Yours truly is watching while stretching against a tree. His owner, off a ways, is busy picking up … Continue reading

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But Who Asked Me?

As we know, the well-to-do love buying things, and that includes the 4-legged they leave behind on weekends since, according to Muffy, Socrates doesn’t do well in the country. So the maid, they overpay to ease their guilt, stays at … Continue reading

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Tags, Tacos and a Thingirl

 It’s 6 A.M. and I’m en route to the train, my neighborhood slowly waking up. Starbucks has just opened, Jose is at his cart busy arranging his donuts, and there’s a short, chubby Latino fellow standing beside a taco truck … 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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