An Empathetic Hand

A young woman I was in love with for years was sexually abused when she was young. When the time came to help her power through that, I did. Her…

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An Ear Can Be The Best Therapist

I always feel needed when I help my buddy out. He is going through a rough time, unemployed, a bad break up, just down in the dumps. When he needs…

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Dead Truck on York Road

One time on York Road, my brother’s truck battery died and it was negative twelve outside, at midnight. He had forgotten to plug his truck in and the cold weather…

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Dead Battery

It was zero degrees on Sunday morning as I headed to the gym. Snowflakes drifted in the morning sun. Coming down the hill on the icy road, I saw a…

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The Pope Visits New York

Lines begin at dawn, roll miles down Seventh Avenue – a reverent carpet to evening mass at Madison Square Garden. In the Times Square station subway singers gather by the…

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An Inch and a Mile

How often does a busy man, an author, a mover and a shaker, one whose kids are raised, take time for a young boy? Patient. Kind. His face, gentle and…

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American Airlines Breaks Through the Wall

Corporations have earned a bad reputation for, among other things, losing the personal touch. Example: In the name of “efficiency” (translation: cutting jobs), they force customers needing information or assistance…

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Mother’s Day

When Sunday comes, I will be 1,821 miles away. I will be treading the path of the greedy, the desperate, and the hopeful. Those who marched towards the mad promises…

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A Secret Garden

I know a man who plants lilies in secret spots by the river because he doesn’t have a garden of his own. He doesn’t even have a home, but he loves…

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My father

My father is an interesting man. We have very different perspectives in life, but there is one thing I know where we have common ground: his philosophy about how to…

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Couch Surfing

A few years ago I suffered what we all go through at some point in our lives: immense heartbreak. Having nowhere to live and nowhere to turn, I didn’t know…

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You are beautiful

This afternoon I was walking through Barnes & Noble to waste some time before meeting for dinner when someone touched my arm. I turned to look at who was on…

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