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.

too good not to share!

Pay close attention to each scene

Colgate has created a very ingenious advertising campaign to promote their dental floss.

But … Before I explain to you the main detail of these images, I shall let you observe them on your own.

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Couple 2
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Couple 3

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All right ………. Now that you’ve had time to quietly observe the images .

* in the first photograph, you might have noticed that the…

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fear & love

there is something about 9/11 that can only be known by the people who experienced it in nyc.  it’s a bond between new yorkers that did not exist before 2001. it was a day that has lasted for 13 years.  it was a day filled with more fear than anyone could have imagined they would survive.    god bless the one’s who didn’t.  god bless their families.  god bless all of america’s heroes who rushed…

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yes!

this the feeling i’m going for today.

just f.y.i… .

park ave whimsy (10)

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
 ~ Albert Einstein

joy

may all be happy

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joan & my camera

joan & my camera

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3 stretch limos waited outside, 2 already occupied by joan’s two assistants and some family members who preceded melisa and cooper. shortly after 10:30 am, melissa & cooper left joan’s home at 1 east 62nd street.

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a beautiful display of flowers and tributes covered half of the entrance to the building.

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i arrived at temple emanu el before the limos and if it were not for the m-1 city buses…

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missed opportunity

(Re-post from 2009)

One of the coolest things about living in the city is that you never know what or who you will see each time you leave home. I just returned from taking Ivan for a spin around the block, last pee for the evening. I was in a funky mood and found myself ruminating on my single-ness. I hate when I allow myself to get this way, but this is the way I was tonight.  As I walked south…

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residents of nyc

in nyc you’ll find people of all colors, shapes & sizes – animals too.  since most residents  ‘weekend out east‘,  on sunday,  i hung out with this guy in central park.

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“Life was never meant to be a struggle, just a gentle progression from one point to another, much like walking through a valley on a sunny day.”
 ~ Stewart Wilde

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standing outside

i want to meet the person who created this.  i know we could be good friends… . .

outstanding

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
 ~ Confucius

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‘Dead’ girl wakes up at her own funeral

‘Dead’ girl wakes up at her own funeral

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A 3-year-old girl who was pronounced dead after a fever woke up a day later — in a coffin, during her funeral  … .  the toddler was taken to a local hospital on Friday after suffering a severe fever.

“During that time, the attending clinic personnel and physician confirmed that the young patient had no more pulse and was clinically dead last Saturday morning about 9 a.m.,” Teelan said. The…

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for golfers only

what do you think are the chances of hitting a hole in one?  

golf

according to golf digest,  it’s one in 12,500  -  which is precisely why i don’t golf.  i will never understand why people think it’s so much fun to hit a ball around the grass to get it into a hole that it would take 12,500 swings, to actually achieve 100% success,  just one time… .  but people do love it – and my mom is one of…

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