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1815 days ago 6 comments Categories: Health Tags:
We had struggled with it for years.  My wife was more inclined to being open to the concept, where I was resistant.  I had seen and heard about it being overdiagnosed for years.  I felt ADD was something that often was a crutch for parents who would rather rely upon medication than instilling discipline, that teachers often relied upon rather than working to manage behavior.  While I wasn't completely wrong, I was for the most part...wrong.    What didn't make sense was why ...
1816 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
My regular every-other-Sunday manicure ritual this week included some interesting conversation with Fran. Fran and I both had a bit of a wait. As we sat together on the bench, she turned to show me a letter she was holding from the Jewish War Veterans organization. “Do you know them?” she asked, with a glimmer in her eye and inviting me to ask a question. I told her that my father-in-law, had been an active JWV participant during his retirement and is even buried in a ...
1817 days ago 11 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
I have a confession to make. While I have a Linkedin profile I am not, at all, comfortable with using Linkedin. And, while I know that statement alone will probably generate a lot of castigatory comments that is not the focus of this blog. I accepted a Linkedin request this week for someone to join my network. After that, I was directed to a page containing an extensive listing of people I might have a connection with. The magnitude of the list was extremely unnervi...
1818 days ago 9 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
At times I feel like a loser.   But I am getting better.   I bought a new pair of reading glasses about six months ago that I carry with me to the office every day and then back home.  I am surprised that I have not lost them yet, though they once fell out of my pocket in Grand Central and someone kindly picked them up and tapped me on the shoulder.  I also once left them at my daughter’s apartment and going home felt my pockets and were certain they were lost.  “I knew...
1819 days ago 12 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Last Tuesday night we, the Tribal Council, were commenting on when was the last time you turned your technology off. Not surprisingly, none of us turn it off.   In fact, Fred and I get in trouble because our heads are bowed down immersed in email. Those that are with us get very upset because it appears we are not paying attention. We are...albeit only partially.   The last time I actually turned my computer off (I carry it with me at all times) was two weeks ago. But before...
1820 days ago 22 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Last Friday I sat with Gotham Executive Director Debbie Lindner at a lunch honoring our Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard. The luncheon was hosted by The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County. Any time I am with Annamarie and Debbie (plus a goodly number of other Gothamites) it is guaranteed to be a very nice time, but this time was even more special. The highlight of the day was the appearance of the host's youth chorus made up of a sprinkling of loving aides and an abud...
1821 days ago 14 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
             My daughter, Mea, is getting married on Saturday. The wedding is in Seattle and the weather forecast, at last check, doesn't include rain. A good omen.        It's a good thing that the wedding is in Seattle, because I'm going to need a nice long plane flight to think about what to tell my daughter and new son-in-law. What words of advice (dare I say "wisdom"?) do I give these young adults starting their life together?        As I said, it's a good thing it's a l...
1822 days ago 10 comments Categories: Blogging for Money Tags:
Earlier in the week, Rona brought up something that I have had on my mind for quite some time.  While I was glad that someone else other than myself had noticed the same "effect", I disagree with Rona on the cause.  While Rona correlated the decline with the new web site, I feel that the quality of the blogs and the interest level shown goes back further than that.  I believe that the cause was the pressure applied by a vocal few towards the current "bloglet" format.    When...
1823 days ago 12 comments Categories: Tech News Tags:
In a few weeks, I am leading a meeting where the topic is as follows – “what new technology, software or hardware, are you using that has made life – business or personal – just a little bit easier.” I know I am partial to certain technology. In fact, just today I had monitor envy as I admired my partner’s gi-normous (is that a word?) screen. I think I will splurge on one for myself. And, yes I have my favorite Ipad apps. I really like Noteshelf which acts just like a n...
1824 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
I have noticed an interesting phenomena; since we have switched to the new web site our blogs, mine included, have gotten noticeably shorter. Do you think it has something to do with the new format or have we learned to say what’s on our minds a lot more efficiently? ...
1825 days ago 10 comments Categories: Entertainment Blogs Tags:
It has been a long time since I was hooked on a TV show.  The last time I watched as religiously was Hill Street Blues, a long time ago.  Now, 30 years later, it is Game of Thrones.   The woman who cuts my hair told me to watch it.  She particularly liked the sex scenes she said, which seem to have waned a bit after season 1.  I like the tension in the show, and love all the accents, especially Rob's and the red head who captured John Snow.  I like the way they say "broothuh....
1826 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Kiplinger magazine compiled the 10 cheapest places to live in the US and guess what? None of them were in the Northeast! It's no surprise that they are all in the South and South west. Here they are... 1. Harlingen, Texas 2. Memphis, Tenn. 3. McAllen, Texas 4. Fayetteville, Ark. 5. Temple, Texas 6. Conway, Ark. 7. Pueblo, Colo. 8. Wichita Falls, Texas 9. Springfield, Ill. 10. Winston-Salem, N.C.   I guess if I was looking for an inexpensive house to live in I could...
1827 days ago 14 comments Categories: City Blogs Tags:
Last Friday Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick took the unprecedented decision to shut down all of Boston and its near environs. The shut down was coined "Shelter in place" and intended to facilitate the massive manhunt for the "White Hat" bomber. However, as the hours ticked by and there was no capture, the political and practical pressure must have become intolerable. Obviously, a major city of millions just can not be required to stay cooped up forever. The decision make...
1828 days ago 7 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
  David Ortiz, a star of the Boston Red Sox, gave an impassioned speech to the 35,000 plus fans at Fenway Park last Saturday. It was before the first game in front of the home-town Boston crowd after the bombings and lock-down of the city during the final day of the manhunt. For the sake of completeness, here's what he said (as reported by the Boston Globe): “This past week, I don’t think there was one human being who wasn’t affected by what we got going on down here. Th...
1829 days ago 5 comments Categories: Movies Tags:
Last night I took my son to see 42, the Jackie Robinson story.  I was a very good movie that, save some graphic language (that was necessary to the story yet difficult to sit through) had the feel of the type of feel good movie you might have watched in school.   The best part of the movie I believe was how they delved a little deeper into the concept of motivation.  It wasn't simply about them being courageous, but also about what motivated them to find the courage and wisdo...
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