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New York Hustle

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Uncategorized

Should we be worrying about our hurrying? By Jeanne Martinet On Amsterdam Avenue, I watched a homeless man approach a briskly walking passerby. The homeless man held up his hand and opened his mouth. It sounded as if he had a heavy accent; he spoke haltingly, laboriously. Slowly, he began, “Excuse… me… can… you…? The [&hellip
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A Holiday Tonic

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Uncategorized

This year, why not try singing the blues away By Jeanne Martinet Almost every day I see another newspaper article or blog about how to stave off the holiday blues (an affliction irritatingly known in some circles as WHAD’s “Winter Holiday Affective Disorder ). Upon perusing the list of dos and don”ts, I discover the [&hellip
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Why I Love the Flier Guy

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

In defense of handbill handouts By Jeanne Martinet I have to confess something: I have a serious soft spot for the flier guy. All my friends think I am crazy—not to mention totally un-green. “Fliers cause major litter,” one told me. “They are killing trees!” exclaimed another. Most people feel that the flier guy is [&hellip
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The Rise of One-Downmanship

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

When did complaining become a competitive sport? By Jeanne Martinet The cocktail party was crowded, as every self-respecting cocktail party should be. I was therefore making depressingly slow progress in my foray to the bar, during which I overheard the following conversation: “So how are you doing these days?” asked one man, sipping his drink. [&hellip
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