Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Trophy – Day 336

I was riding crosstown on the bus this afternoon, when three people came on: a mom and two well-behaved kids, a boy about 9 and his little sister. Mom allowed them to sit alone, though she was close by, pretending … Continue reading

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My Opinion – Day 331

Dear Readers – this post was written about 36 hours before the New York state senate voted yes on marriage equality. My opinion may not be the same as yours, but then, that’s what opinions are — what one believes … Continue reading

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Cheaters – Day 324

Oh, I hate the line cutter. It is unforgivable. And no, I do not think it is a New York thing, though certainly it is exacerbated there. There is absolutely no way I am going to risk losing the last … Continue reading

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Communism or Democracy? – Day 322

It’s early in the morning, glorious June, and I’m thinking about nothing, just looking at the small plots of sidewalk flowers, waiting for the bus to work. It was a nice start to the day. I hadn’t had to speak … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping – Day 320

Eavesdropping is one of life’s great pleasures, and don’t pretend you don’t agree. I was walking home from work, and was only steps from my apartment, when I came up behind a dad and his young son. “But Dad,” insists … Continue reading

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Sally – Day 317

She seemed to be about 80. It also seemed like she might be following me. A frightful 95 degrees here today, and by 11:30, I had already been on two subways and three busses. Now I was off to an … Continue reading

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Compassion – Day 312

I was practically supine on the floor in the middle of a big rearranging project when a customer asked me for books about death. I told him that we had a Death and Grieving section – did that sound like … Continue reading

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