“Hey!” I heard a woman’s voice call out just as I got home from walking Cholula. I didn’t turn around (New York tip: don’t turn around when people yell “Hey!”). As I got to the stairs and was opening the door, I heard it again, “HEY!” Only this time it was closer. I had Lula in my arms and the door began to close behind … Continue reading After The Fire
The reason I’m in New York is to pet-sit three fur babies. My “glamorous New York life” went something like this last night: Fed the cats dinner. I was happy to see Edison eat, since he didn’t seem hungry at breakfast, and Edgar (the other cat) ended up eating both bowls of breakfast before I could stop him. The cats were finishing dinner while I … Continue reading Oh Rats!
The room looked so much bigger from the stage. It was empty now, but three hours earlier it had been filled with (I’m guessing) 700 people, all waiting to meet George Takei. I had been sitting in the second row from the back, and as we entered our third hour of waiting, George’s husband, Brad, strolled back to chat with us. There were about 8 … Continue reading Brad & George
When I walk around the block to the south, this mural gazes down on the corner of 19th St and Eighth Ave, just next to the Joyce Theater. When I turn up 8th to head home, the Empire State Building peeks over the buildings to the east. I give her a wink. The vibe on 8th Avenue is fast and loud and raunchy. It’s world’s … Continue reading Twyla at Twilight
The rain has stopped. The temperature has dropped into the 70’s, and a light breeze is chasing away the humidity. It is dusk, and it’s time to walk Cholula. At the bottom of our stoop, Lula is greeted by Rico, a just-barely-a-puppy from Puerto Rico. They exchange a pleasant wag ‘n’ sniff while his owner and I chat. I mention how much Rico has grown. … Continue reading Around The Block
It seems like just yesterday this soul left the planet. His smile was infectious. Anyone in his presence found themselves smiling, laughing, and having a wonderful time. His life made a huge impression on mine, and I know his spirit touched everyone he met and improved their day, if not their life. I feel lucky to have known him for the short time that I … Continue reading Left His Mark
Tonight’s conversation: Me: I need chips. Cute boy: What? Me: Chips. And a Snickers bar. Cute boy: Are you okay? Me: And cheesecake. Cute boy: Do you need pie or something? Me: (perks up) YES! PIE! Me (again): If you love me, you’ll get me pie. Cute boy: It’s 11 pm… nothing is open. Me: Waffle House! They are open 24 hours and THEY HAVE … Continue reading But Seriously