zen in the city

As far back as I can remember I had major goals for my life. I needed to live in the middle of Manhattan. I wanted a large loft in Soho and a country home as well. I wanted a giant diamond ring. I was to be blissfully married to a successful, cool, chic Wall Street type. I would have liposuction, breast enhancement and mini eyelifts on an as needed basis. And although I love children, I never heard a clock ticking and assumed that it was for the best, as their schooling might very well interfere with our travel plans. I would spend plenty of time fundraising for the needy with enough time remaining to write my memoirs. It never occurred to me that I would not have all that and even more – I was always just waiting for it to arrive.

the same time

a day, a week a month ~ it can seem like forever ~ almost never ending, and it can seem like just yesterday ~ both perceptions happening simultaneously.

how does that work?

ivan exploring bedminster  (2)

 “Time moves in one direction, memory in another.”
 ~ William Gibson

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the power of suggestion

the power of suggestion

just like every day, i checked my phone for the temperature outside before taking ivan out for his morning stroll.  it said 64 degrees. the sun was pouring in my windows.  64 & sunny … . it’s going to be a great day!

completely under dressed for the actual 46 degree temp outside, i arrived home a bit chilly and totally confused.  i checked my phone again.  64 degrees.  at first i wondered if…

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just trying to get a little information … .

just trying to get a little information … .

it’s already after 3:30 in the afternoon and i’ve done nothing else but try to get some information on health insurance so far today.  i have none.  this is why:

You are now chatting with Shawn. Welcome to eHealthInsurance’s live chat service. How can I help you today?

Shawn: Hello.

laurie: Hi, It says the full brochure for plan summary is not available online – can I get one mailed to me?

laurie:

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warning! this is truly disturbing … .

warning! this is truly disturbing … .

this is joe:

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and this is his story as reported by the ny post:

Joseph Vallenti celebrated his 96th birthday with a big slice of his favorite apple strudel cake, but there was one filling he didn’t count on — a rat.

“Something isn’t right,” family members recall the Commack man saying after tucking into the store-baked “Signature Series” cake from King Kullen supermarket.

Vallenti fell ill with…

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downtown - albert capsouto park - may all be honored

triangle between canal, varick, and laight streets. “Albert Capsouto was a devoted and beloved member of his community who worked relentlessly in a deeply personal way to ensure federal assistance for small businesses and retailers in the tragic wake of 9/11,”

downtown - albert capsouto park - may all be honored

triangle between canal, varick, and laight streets. “Albert Capsouto was a devoted and beloved member of his community who worked relentlessly in a deeply personal way to ensure federal assistance for small businesses and retailers in the tragic wake of 9/11,”

stone cold & dirty.

♥
may all be happy & warm.
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stone cold & dirty

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may all be happy & warm.

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