Central Park Cinderella

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She knew she was no Cinderella.
But she loved the story just the same. Continue reading

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Ending or Beginning? No matter. Life is circular.

The trip began very close to its end, on Fulton Street. Continue reading

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A New (York) Man.

You know that feeling, feeling like you have to apologize for being alive? For taking up space in their world? For consuming their oxygen? Like you’re not entitled to it even if you’ve worked hard? New York’s a great place to explore stuff like that. Continue reading

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How do they keep it running?

Here in NY, unlike where I live in Iowa, there are plenty of places to go to in the mornings—and maybe even more at night. I still go to bed early, like an Iowa farm boy. Continue reading

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Shoot! I can’t write.

Some famous but blocked writer must have said, “When you can’t write, shoot.” I just say, “Shoot! I can’t write.” Continue reading

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Stolen? Lost?

On Sunday, August 1, I moved from Brooklyn to Manhattan. I packed the VW and we drove to the Upper West Side, 171 W 81st to be precise. Continue reading

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This one’s for you, Mr. Jones

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Before I got on the Lexington Avenue bus after lunch yesterday, that ancient longing took hold of me. Continue reading

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