Where Am I?

You are currently browsing stories tagged with life

Panic at Beth Israel

by 11/08/2015
Neighborhood: Featured, Uncategorized

Like 29 Google +1 0 Retweet 2 I was on an evening Metro North train home from the Adirondacks. Catherine and I were taking turns sucking Merlot out of a plastic nozzle attached to a plastic sack. We were each lying down long ways across a row of seats, facing each other, passing the bag […]


by 02/18/2015
Neighborhood: Featured, Uncategorized

Like 6 Google +1 0 Retweet 7 Martin Able had most people fooled. The 94-year-old retired history professor prided himself on owning the very latest smartphone. For the past five years he upgraded annually. His latest could shoot video in slow motion and download music with the touch of his thumbprint. The phone even included […]

Larry’s Bench

by 09/25/2012
Neighborhood: Featured, Upper West Side

Like 5 Google +1 0 Retweet 0 Larry Polshansky, dead. I cannot believe this. He wasn’t that much older than my husband, Gregory, who died of melanoma at age 56, five years ago. Larry chain-smoked, I remember. Maybe it was lung cancer that got him. I am walking my two dogs, Sophie, an eager-to-please golden […]

Facing The Day

by 06/25/2012
Neighborhood: All Over, Chelsea, Gramercy Park, West Village

Like 17 Google +1 0 Retweet 2 On the first Wednesday of every month for the past year, my walk east from Fourteenth Street and Seventh Avenue where I teach, to the corner of Eighteenth Street and First Avenue took about twenty minutes. There are intriguing neighborhood changes along the way but I was usually […]

Living In The HOV Lane

by 08/16/2011
Neighborhood: Murray Hill, Uncategorized

Like 6 Google +1 0 Retweet 0 My sister Betty and I are in the HOV lane cruising east on the LIE toward her house in Suffolk County. She is in the front seat next to me in the The Silver Fox, my Subaru Forester, wrapped in a light blanket against the still cool April […]

The Longevity of Women

by 04/17/2011
Neighborhood: Featured, Uncategorized, Upper West Side

Like 4 Google +1 0 Retweet 0 My Uncle Carmine had a theory that the reason for the longevity of women was due to the fact that their  sex makes men wait for them and every minute and hour of a man’s waiting is stored within the genetic code of a woman’s body. In America […]