Category Archives: Friends

At the writer’s group, and where a search for a Thermos bottle took me on Saturday.

At the writers’ group. I thought I’d have to struggle for ideas. Not so. It’s relaxing to be among some people tonight. I feel little need to get to know many of them, and my first attempt fell flat.

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Discovering love in the big city, or “What’s Cooking?”

  I moved to New York to find love. There are 11 million people here. The odds must be terrific. They have to be terrific, right? Thus far, I…have seen a lot of cute dogs out for their walk.

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Tonight, a simple supper, then a walk.

For someone who has waited all his life for steady companionship, the city—despite its millions who seemingly cannot make eye contact with a stranger—provides an astonishing comfort.

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I am a godless drifter sailing on the winds of a desperate sea.

This morning brought me memories of my first car, a 1973 Fiat 124 Sport Spider. I had to start writing immediately, because that car…well, I’ll simply say that without that car, I’d have been utterly miserable.

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It’s a New Day in the New York

The coolest plus of really good sleep is that, when you’re awake again, life feels so fresh and new that you might not remember something significant, something like “I live in New York now.”

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Listen Up

Talking with friends over supper, one of us suddenly embarked on the topic of relationships—specifically male/female bonds.

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In the morning’s fresh darkness

In the morning’s fresh darkness Thoughts of you crept in.

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