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45 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  My house is in the middle of two graduations. It’s the thing that happens when your children are four years apart. But, that is not the subject of my blog. I promise, much to follow on those subjects.     As I write this blog, I am sitting here perusing my son’s high school yearbook. I intentionally ordered doubles of both yearbooks. I decided that when I was old and grey (next year . . .) and my children were no longer under my roof, I was going to want to be able to rem...
46 days ago 4 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  I had lunch this week with a long time friend who also happens to be a matrimonial attorney. At one point the conversation turned to business development and networking. He is a member of a certain networking group in which you attend weekly early meetings, keep track of member referrals etc. .     Within time, the conversation turned to Gotham. He had never heard of Gotham before so I began to explain our mantra, “what goes around comes around and it’s better to give th...
47 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: office, fan
In the good weather I like to set up my office outside. I discussed its re-opening a few weeks ago but, until Friday, an important component remained missing. I needed to replace the fan. I ordered one and it was expected for this coming Thursday. Alas, it arrived and I set it up on Friday. It gets covered when not in use. The next day I enjoyed its use after getting back from ball (game-winning shot in the “rubber game”) and some errands afterwards. Certainly, this device ma...
47 days ago 21 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
It's been over 2 years since my life was saved by Dr. Grieco at Glen Cove hospital and I've been given the green light to exercise again. However, I'm only allowed to walk and use very light weights.   In my life, exercising meant working out to total exhaustion whether it was pounding heavy weights or playing sports. Not anymore and it's been difficult for me to adapt because I used exercise as a way of clearing my mind.   Now I push myself to make it around an 18 hole golf ...
49 days ago 28 comments Categories: Games Tags:
When I was young my first job out of law school was as an investigator for the National Labor Relations Board and one of my first cases involved the Long Island Press against which an Unfair Labor Practice Charge had been filed. My job was to interview the Long Island Press Editor David Starr, present him with the allegations, record his responses in and have him execute an affidavit. When I was finished and presented my hand written affidavit to him Editor Starr refused to s...
49 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Home delivery of newspapers is not a concept of the past in our home. We still get home delivery of three newspapers. I have often thought about this as unnecessary and recently spoke to my brother-in-law about it. He also gets three newspapers - a local paper, the Times and the WSJ. Perhaps it’s an effort to get balance, perhaps just holding on to tradition, or, perhaps, a lingering resistance (albeit, unsuccessful) to the onslaught of the alerts and notifications of cyber ...
51 days ago 11 comments Categories: Politics Tags: Roseanne, Jarret, Racism, ABC, Puerto Rico
“As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash” ― Harper Lee   “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.     “It is not our differences that divide us...
52 days ago 6 comments Categories: Holidays Tags:
  I know you all won’t read this until Memorial Day has passed, but I wanted to take this opportunity to say “thank you for your service” to all of those in our Gotham family, and beyond, who have served our country. It is an act that is way too often taken for granted but critical to each of us every single day.     My mom told a story this weekend about my dad’s service during the Korean War. For a number of reasons, he enlisted. They had been together about a year and he...
53 days ago 5 comments Categories: Food Blogs Tags:
  Today, as we honor our fallen heroes, we also mark the first weekend of the summer. To me, the summer is all about bar-b-que. And when you think about bar-b-que, most people think about hamburgers and hot dogs.     Hamburgers seem to be having a resurgence in popularity. There are specialty hamburgers restaurants popping up everywhere, i.e. Shake Shack, Burger Fi, Five Guys etc. And the toppings people are enjoying on hamburgers have become just as noteworthy as the burge...
54 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: pool, swim, basketball, sauna, Memorial Day, Labor Day
Like a good friend, I can enjoy a good swim. Unlike that friend, my swim facility only recently became “available” to me. My second time I visited it with Shelly. She makes other use of it (and maintained her affiliation for several years before I recently selected it) but I still swam, and evidently we already plan two more successive visits. In past years, I enjoyed the several month extended summer season at a pool club; through that membership I met friends who invited...
54 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Here's one to make you smile.  In Texas, an elementary student thanked the officers from the Fulsher Police Department for recently pulling his mom over. It was one of a bunch of letters they received during National Police Week, which honors police officers killed in the line of duty. This particular letter was from a young boy. Here's what it said...   "Dear Fulshear Police Officer, Thank you for pulling my mom over because she deserved it because she took my phone away a...
56 days ago 20 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
"Just do it" is the iconic Nike slogan and to me it is a very compelling and profound mantra. Every day I say it to myself (out loud) before I start my morning exercise regimen. It would be so easy to take a day off, but not if you tell yourself to "just do it". Nike was really onto something!Do you know the derivation of the slogan?...
56 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
I am following up on last week’s blog; the apology is made, but is it accepted? The ball, as they say, is in the court of the person to whom the apology is made. (My legal training compels me to label this person the “apologee”.) It seems to me that the first threshold for the apologee is a judgment of whether the apology is sincere - and, therefore, should be accepted. This decision can create immediate problems for the fate of the apology. Assuming we’re beyond the judgmen...
58 days ago 6 comments Categories: Politics Tags: Oz, Dorothy, Secaucus, Education, Technology
As I'm sure most of you, especially those over 50, can attest to, technology is changing at an incredible rate. I am not one of those who complains about it, I thrive on it. When I was growing up, part of the time we had a "party line," now I can "facetime" with a friend in a village without electricity or running water in Tanzania. The fact that we are all more connected is a great gift. So how do you keep up with the learning curve, its okay to ask children or even grandch...
59 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  I need some help understanding a phenomenon running through the radio. Do you hear Yanni or Laurel?   I have listened at different times on different channels and pieces of equipment. I hear Yanni (sorry, Laurel). But the rest of my family definitely hears Laurel.   We have seen things like this before. Remember the dress that was either gold or blue?   Can someone please explain this to me? ...
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