Category Archives: Books

Catch It: Poetry by Maggie Smith

With Sunday approaching for Mother’s Day, a lovely poem by Maggie Smith. A TRUTH THAT TELLS YOU I wish for you a small, portable truth you can take anywhere-no foreign adaptors needed, no translation required and nothing lost in it. … Continue reading

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Catch It: Dr Smood

Like most travelers, I make time for quiet time, such as last Friday; I sat in a comfortable grey chair at Dr Smood (485 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017) with a Jade Green tea, Avocado Toast, and my book: … Continue reading

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Catch It: Alice’s Tea Cup

From time to time after my walks in Central Park, I treat myself to a yummy oatmeal cookie at Alice’s Tea Cup (102 West 73rd St., New York, NY 10023). It is like being in your own secret garden in … Continue reading

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Catch It: Wear Sunscreen: A Primer for Real Life

Every time I pick up Wear Sunscreen: A Primer for Real Life by Mary Schmich, I have a smile on my face. Ms. Schmich’s lovely book is a treasure trove of wisdom and fun anecdotes for living in a hectic … Continue reading

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Catch It: The Grapes of Wrath

I remember reading The Grapes of Wrath in college. This week I started it again. John Steinbeck’s lyrical novel of the motion of the winds, the rain and the unsettling of the sun brought me close to Harvey…with the devastation … Continue reading

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Catch It: Ninth Avenue Restaurants

It often happens that on the way to visit my friend Crystal and her daughter Jade in the Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown West and Theater District neighborhood, I stroll past the Ninth Avenue restaurants with my big brown eyes wide-opened.  I … Continue reading

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Catch It: Tribeca Treats

Three Sundays ago, I pulled out my favorite recipe book: The French Chef Cookbook by Julia Child. I had decided to bake a cake for an event at my home. I turned to page 96: Cake for Company and read, … Continue reading

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