Monthly Archives: July 2017

LOVE IS A DOG NAMED WILLA….

LOVE IS A DOG NAMED WILLA…. “My Willita!! I love you!!” That’s what a wonderful Hispanic doormen on our street calls our Golden Retriever, Willa. He’s so happy to see her every morning that he bursts through the door of his building and kneels down to wrap his arms around his “Willita.”  All the doormen up and… read more

WHERE’S DIOGENES WHEN WE NEED HIM? 

WHERE’S DIOGENES WHEN WE NEED HIM?  Remember him? He’s the guy who founded “Cynical Philosophy.” He was actually called “Diogenes the Cynic” and lived in Greece from 412 to 323 BC. Ancient Greek writings credit Diogenes with the famous “search for an honest man” which he conducted in broad daylight, carrying a lighted lantern that he… read more

LOOK UP!

LOOK UP! As I’ve written before, I talk to the trees. (There’s  song about that from the musical, “Paint Your Wagon…”) Seriously, I always have. I grew up in Bay Village, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland and lived right smack on Lake Erie where trees grow like crazy. When I was about six years old… read more

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE…WINS

Hitting below the belt or thereabouts, seems to be de riguer lately. “Confrontational” doesn’t even begin to describe how many of us behave in what are supposed to be reasonable, “fact-finding” conversations. (Although discovering “facts” doesn’t seem as important as collecting scalps.) “Conflagrational” seems a more accurate description. Okay, what I’m describing – political posturing,… read more

THE WAY YOU WEAR YOUR HAT…

Riding down Fifth Avenue last week (well, one doesn’t really “ride” down Fifth Avenue these days, it’s more like crawling with fits and starts – mainly “fits,” whatever they are – thanks to the endless construction/destruction of NYC streets, but never mind), I saw a great looking guy crossing the street wearing a sort of… read more