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43 days ago 21 comments Categories: Food Blogs Tags:
I know a lot of people who are addicted to the weather channel and constantly check weather forecasts. Except for softball season when I fear rain outs and tomorrow when the Gotham picnic is scheduled, I ignore the weather forecast. Early in the week rain was forecast and some panicked, but I adopted a wait and see attitude. In my limited experience, I have found that the forecast can be wrong and subject to change. This is sometimes a good thing and sometimes it is a bad thi...
44 days ago 6 comments Categories: Health Tags:
We are all exposed to statistics all the time. Among those are the “side effects” of medicines. I generally shy away from medicines. Statistics about the long term side effects have motivated me to reduce the one maintenance drug that was prescribed many years ago. Recently, I was advised to take the new shingles vaccine. The adverse side effects were minimized. Statistical risk is so small. Two friends have taken the vaccine. One had a temporary reaction. Not surprising o...
45 days ago 10 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Didn't like him as my governor. Wasn't thrilled with him as President. Now I adore him. From Yahoo News: Former President Jimmy Carter says it was never his “ambition to be rich” — and it shows in every corner of the quiet, modest life he shares with wife Rosalynn, in a $167,000 two-bedroom rancher in Georgia. Carter, 93, is the only modern president to return full-time to the house he lived in before entering politics, and the only living president who actually saves taxpaye...
46 days ago 4 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  I’m not happy about it but here we are – it’s the official end of summer.   You know, it’s that time of year when the weather starts to change, the kids all head off to school and that slowed down pace we had all become accustomed to disappears with the heat of the sun.     Oh wait – it was over 90 degrees today and the forecast is the same for the indefinite future. Does this mean that I can drive up to college and bring my son home on the basis that summer really isn’t ...
47 days ago 5 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  We spent Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia. My cousin’s daughter was married Sunday night so we spent the weekend with family. No better way to spend Labor Day weekend!!     A few weeks ago, I received a small package in the mail from the bride. In the package was a pen and a small note. On the note she wrote, “All my life I grew up seeing your parents’ signatures on my parents’ Ketubah [Jewish marriage contract]. Please do me the honor of continuing the tradition and sig...
Early this summer Shelly “declared” we would redo the “patio” and garden space below our deck next year in time for next summer. She meant a total redo to a space I did on my own probably at least 25 years. Some of the space, including a spot for the grill on Belgian blocks became an afterthought when we replaced the deck. At the July 17 meeting of Gotham Towers, I mentioned to Jan Arden who did the deck (and the windows looking out to it) those plans; and said we would dis...
49 days ago 12 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
For some reason my Grandma used to say that as soon as she awoke on the first day of each month. It was her "superstition" as Fred talked about yesterday or a special prayer. I have no idea but she used to say it...so I do too (when I remember:-)   What do you think it might mean? Lot's of meat to eat?   That reminds me of the first time I ordered rabbit at a restaurant. It was a very fancy French one in NYC. Tasted like chicken :-)   Happy September 1st!...
50 days ago 25 comments Categories: Games Tags:
Are you superstitious? I know I am!Superstition is defined as a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge, in or of the ominous significance of a peculiar thing, occurrence, proceeding or the like – irrational fear of what is unknown or mysterious. Another definition is a widely held unjustified belief in supernatural causation leading to certain consequences of an action or event, or a practice based on such belief. There are so many things that I do and don’t do ba...
51 days ago 4 comments Categories: Health Tags:
The owner of our auto body shop (doesn’t everyone with a car have “their” body shop?) has a thoughtful word of advice. “If it can be fixed with money, it’s not really a problem.” Think about it. ...
52 days ago 12 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Sometimes I just need to take a day.   I had worked all week end, yesterday i went to the beach with my Wife. Wonderful.   And today, I just took the day to have a Completely Cayce Day.   Started with 8am meditation on the High Line. It is in all its glory and a life-filled place to get in touch with your truest, deepest self.     Then breakfast at Bubby's. One of the few places this Georgia Woman can get great grits(and biscuits!).   After a little while sitting outside the...
53 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  A while back, some of you may remember that I asked for some recommendations to help us build a new deck. Of course, Gotham came through.     Gotham member Todd Bragin recommended Keith from Stellar Decks. Keith came with high praises from Todd. And the process began.     When it became clear that we needed an architect, we turned to Gotham’s own Al D’Elia. Al jumped right in and was ready with plans, revised plans, more revised plans and good cheer as the project moved...
54 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  This blog is about coffee. And, perhaps, a bit about tea. Although, for me that’s a nighttime beverage. In this blog, I’m wondering how people get their early morning beverage.     I’m a Keurig user. With a simple press of a button, I get my morning coffee within moments. If I have to be in court or at an early Gotham meeting, I brew it into a disposable coffee cup. If I’m going to the office it goes into my reusable hot cup.     I generally buy my k-cups at Costco. I...
Sometimes a song just sticks in your head. Leaving the gym Thursday was one of those moments. A Traffic song. But just not a song but a live version from a particular LP (“Welcome To The Canteen” featured the original Traffic quartet Steve Winwood, Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood accompanied by Ric Grech on bass, Rebop Kwaku Baah on percussion and Jim Gordon on drums).   I knew several version reside in my iTunes including the original studio version on Last Exit and t...
56 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
A New York woman fooled dozens of guys who thought they were going on a Tinder date.   A huge crowd of men looking for love gathered in Manhattan’s Union Square last Saturday for a chance to date Natasha Aponte. But when they showed up, she told them they'd be battling it out to win her affections.   She began eliminating the guys left and right like on the dating app, saying she was “swiping” right or left on them to their faces.   Those left standing were even told to show ...
57 days ago 22 comments Categories: Games Tags:
I live on Long Island and commute to work in Manhattan by car.  I drive to the East River on the Long Island City side where I park and take the subway 2 stops into the city. The distance is 19 miles and when I was young and training for the marathon, Ben Geizhals and I (see photo) would run the 19 miles into the city once a week.  It was quite a trip! The fastest I ever commuted door to door was 42 minutes and that was achieved in late Summer when school was out and folks we...
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