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1 day ago 11 comments Categories: Blogging for Money Tags: Charity
I enjoy helping and making a difference.   Friday eve involved a celebration of making a small difference for charities selected by the Kings-FDR Tolerance Foundation, the charitable arm of FDR Lodge 613 Knights of Pythias. Throughout the year we raise money from social and other events. We raised funds at Halloween and Sweethearts Dances I ran with my friend Eric and a New Year’s Eve Party that I ran with CPA Ira Spiegel, a member of Gotham First and our Foundation VP. S...
8 days ago 7 comments Categories: Holidays Tags: Father's Day
Father’s Day   Four generations gathered yesterday to honor the dads: Shelly’s Dad, our niece’s husband, and this correspondent. Unlike years prior, I “enjoyed” no responsibilities on the grill; I just provided transit for Shelly, her dad and her sister. Shelly posted her usual group of pics on Facebook: Tara and Dave with baby Eden, Shelly and Susan with their dad Lou, and Jonathan with his dad – me!   Marisa’s card arrived on Friday; she always shares sentiments that t...
15 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media
RIP Adam West. I really enjoyed that series in my youth. I enjoyed the comics. In all his appearances always a nice person. RIP Batman.   I took to social media, Twitter to be exact, when I wanted to learn about his passing. I learned he enjoyed 150,000 followers and only followed 115. His page said he joined Twitter in March 2009 – one month after me – and tweeted 474 times over the eight plus years on the platform. I do not think I tweet enough but I my total runs mor...
22 days ago 6 comments Categories: Music Tags: Concerts, Summer
It’s Summertime and for this correspondent, it often means politics and anyone who checked out my Friday Promo via Gotham’s Promolistserve; but even more so it involves music; live music.   Summer nights in the park, and when the music would start Ooh what a time and then some [from When It All Began (POCO)]   Most years after Memorial Day I compile and share a list of FREE concerts, often in parks, by original artists. Sometimes I sprinkle in concert I secure tickets four w...
29 days ago 16 comments Categories: Music Tags: Gregg Allman
I was at the pool when I peaked at my emails. My good friend Paul (the one married to Victoria) posted an alert from FOX News to Gotham RockRap listerve:   I knew Gregg was ill, had canceled his tour plans this year and was unable to play at his Laid Back Festival stop at Red Rocks in Colorado last fall (because Richie Furay played it and mentioned Gregg did not play as planned).   I included the Jones Beach stop on that “festival” tour headlined by Gregg and his band last ...
36 days ago 6 comments Categories: Music Tags: Richie Furay, Timothy B. Schmit, Poco, Eagles, Buffalo Springfield
Some people can boast of attending Woodstock or Monterrey Pop some renowned concert like George Harrison’s Bengla Desh shows at Madison Square Garden or the Allmans at the Fillmore East or The Band at the Academy of Music (Rock of Ages) or their Last Waltz, or No Nukes also at the Garden. Indeed movies chronicles many of the shows and most of the great performance (though not all). You may suggest other shows. Myself I attended more than 400 and probably some I forgot to d...
43 days ago 9 comments Categories: Holidays Tags: Mother's Day, Natalie Wood, Liz Taylor,
Happy Mother’s Day to the all moms, especially the three most important ones in my life.   After basketball yesterday, I gave thought to this blog and realized not only this one falls on Mother's Day but what I posted last year fell on the day (and as long as I get to blog on Sundays, I easily claim this and other cool topics). I searched back and you just might want to read, “Sweet.”   I actually looked at songs for today and this commentator who shared song lists around ...
50 days ago 9 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Theresa, TAPA, Theresa Academy
  Gotham City Networking, Inc.® certainly connects its members (and others) for business and other reasons. The social parts remains secondary but that often forges the bases for the important business relations. We also might “join forces” on civic and non profit boards. In other cases we might get involved in some of the causes advanced by others. One of those that continues to impress me I blogged about in this space more than a year ago. Indeed, Shelly and I were gl...
57 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: basketball, teamwork
I enjoy teamwork.   From playing basketball many a time, I see one or more players complaining about the sides we make.   We really endeavor to balance things.   I look beyond the sum of individual talents and the try to weigh the chemistry of the team; how they work together, find open players, make the right pass, set that monster pick, roll to the basket.   When we last played five on five that happened and we did not lose a game even though the individual favored the othe...
Next Sunday, one day following the First 100 days of the current administration, Gotham hosts its annual Battle of the Bands. Discussions about politics tend towards controversy and division. Music tends to bring people of different persuasions together.   Friday I posted the text of my presentation last Wednesday eve hosted by the Gotham Executive Group on “The Almost 100 days.” I enjoyed doing the talk and the Question and Answer period that followed. The comment...
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