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A touch of class

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Friday, December 28, 2018. Sunny yesterday, and in the low 40s, a mild cold. The last slice. A thoughtful friend gave me a gift certificate to Zabar’s. I went there with it yesterday afternoon. Not one to look for “sales” I accidentally came upon piled high boxes of pumpkin pies with a sale price of […]... READ MORE
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The beginning of the End of the Old Year ringing in the New

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Well, it’s here. The beginning of the End of the Old Year ringing in the New. This past weekend in New York was comfortably not too cold (temps in the mid- to low-40s) with a little bit of rain passing through, and a bright sunny Sunday to complete the weekend. The city is noticeably quieter […]... READ MORE
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The Beauty of Blooms

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A cold and sunny Wednesday, yesterday in New York. High 30s, low 40s; overcoat and scarf time. A quick lunch with JH at Michael’s before a business meeting. Michael’s was jumping from street to back garden. You can feel the holidays approaching. This is the holiday that represents hope for all mankind. That’s quite a […]... READ MORE
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Sleeping beauties

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Mostly cloudy, yesterday in New York with temps in the low- to mid-40s but with a chill breeze that made it seem colder. I love this photograph. It’s the annual card the Humane Society of New York mail to their contributor. They have used the same photograph in the mailing for […]... READ MORE
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Hoots, barks, and birthdays

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Thursday, December 13, 2018. A grey day, yesterday in New York with temps in the high 30s, low 40s, but not the see-yer-breath cold. Michael’s was its Wednesday-self. At the table next to mine, Mickey Ateyeh was lunching with Dan Scheffey. Dan’s client, photographer Betsy Pinover Schiff was at another table being interviewed by Diane […]... READ MORE
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13 more shopping days ‘til Christmas

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Cold and sunny, yesterday in New York, with temps run from 40 in the early afternoon down to the high 20s at night. Thirteen more shopping days ‘til Christmas. Thirteen is a lucky number for creative gifts. What made me think of this was that an old friend of mine who […]... READ MORE
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The emotional power of work

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Monday, December 10, 2018. Cold and grey, temperatures in the mid- to upper 30’s, yesterday in New York. A quiet Sunday in my neighborhood with few out on the sidewalks in my neighborhood, except to walk their dogs. Today is the 109th anniversary of Hermes Pan who was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1909. Hermes, […]... READ MORE
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Sixteen more shopping days til Christmas

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Thursday, December 6, 2018. Sixteen more shopping days til Christmas. It was a sunny day, yesterday in New York, but not warm – temps in the low 40s and high 30s. I went down to Michael’s for lunch with Gina de Franco, an LA lady born and bred, in the public relations business, and who […]... READ MORE
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Alive with the lights

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018. It was a sunny day in New York yesterday, with temperatures at 50 by midday and dropping down into the colder by four in the afternoon. We’re running the photo I took of the East River on Sunday midday when it was much warmer (mid- to upper-50s) and the fog almost […]... READ MORE
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Wagging a grateful tail

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Monday, December 3, 2018. A rainy day in Manhattan yesterday, with lots of fog and temperatures in the low-to-mid 50s! Overall it was a grey and rainy weekend in New York, but pleasant for everyone who took to the sidewalks, the museums and the shops and restaurants. I was surprised by the thickness of the […]... READ MORE
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A combined effort

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Friday, November 29, 2018. Mosty sunny, yesterday in New York, with temperatures in the mid-to-low 40s. The leaves are mainly gone from the trees. It’s dark outside by 6 pm, and within another week, the holiday festivities will be in the clubrooms, restaurants and living rooms all over town. One night earlier in the week […]... READ MORE
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Fathers and son

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Grey and cold, yesterday in New York with temps running up to mid-40s midday and back to the 30s at night. It’s not an interesting forecast to this kid brought up with New England winters which defined this time of years, especially this holiday week and weekend. Easier for walking the dogs, however. And the […]... READ MORE