Monthly Archives: April 2013

In A New York Minute

When I was in  the Army those many years ago, I first heard the expression “in a New York minute,” and it meant fast. Being from New York myself, the only thing I know for sure that happens quickly in … Continue reading

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This Means War!

Ten years ago, shortly after the invasion of Iraq, I found myself in some mid-town office building getting on an elevator. I was followed by four young women, all seemed to be in their late 20’s or early 30’s. They were all … Continue reading

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If You See something

                                                             A few months after the World Trade center bombing in … Continue reading

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You Lost Me At Sauna

When I first started dating my lovely wife Danusia, she asked me one day to accompany her to the Russian Baths on East 10th Street in the East Village for a unisex steam bathing session. I didn’t know there was … Continue reading

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Welcome To the Moment

All I’ve got is right now and it will be over in a second. When I was a child, I never worried about what was going to happen next. At least, that’s the way I remember it. I think I … Continue reading

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Sitting Here In Limbo

A little over two weeks ago I was suspended from my job as a handyman on the Upper West side. The building super, my immediate supervisor told me he was unsatisfied with my work performance, and sent me home. “You have to … Continue reading

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Growing Problem

Ten years ago, when I turned forty-eight, I went to see a urologist in order to get a prescription for Viagra. I had just started dating a woman, the second one after my divorce in 2000, and I realized that sex had … Continue reading

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The Heel Spur

I’ve known I had a heel spur for some time now, probably four years or so. And of course, like a typical man, I did nothing about it until it just about crippled me. I knew the options, an operation … Continue reading

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Turtle Lady

My Eastern Box Turtle Tia, died the weekend before last. I have no idea how old she was, but I’d had her for twenty four or so years. Tia is short for “Tortilla“, which is what my then two-year old … Continue reading

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Scatty Catty

The cat sniffed the edge of the pooper-scooper with the delicacy of a sommelier, and satisfied, made the cat-grimace cats make when they smell something pleasurable. The first time I ever saw that was when a friends cat spent some … Continue reading

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