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Fred Klein
Dec03
She Did It All!
Posted By : Fred Klein

Thanksgiving is always a bountiful and enjoyable holiday, but this year’s was extra special as our immediate Family convened at (older son) David and Julie’s house.  Yes, David carved the Turkey, but, unquestionably, the driving force was Julie. She did it all!Putting aside all her shopping and preparation while holding down a full time job, she ex

Benjamin Geizhals
Dec02
Testing
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

I am sitting in the waiting room of a local urgent care center…waiting to take a COVID rapid test.We have been invited to attend the bar-mitzvah of the grandson of close friends this weekend. Although we’ve heard of people being asked to show vaccination proof and be tested before attending an event, this is our first.I wasn’t sure how I’d feel abo

ODEY RAVIV
Dec01
Will Sondheim Rest in Peace?
Posted By : ODEY RAVIV

Stephen Sondheim died last week at the age of 91.  His incredible career spanned six decades. He shook up Broadway by breaking the mold of the ‘Happy Ending Musical”.  Sondheim was a believer that great art should explore characters and culture in a deeper way.  He was never satisfied with his work and always looked at each revival of his many show

Nancy Schess
Nov29
Are You Shopping?
Posted By : Nancy Schess

I am.    But I have surprised myself. I really thought I would be back in stores this holiday season but I still find myself drawn to online options.    Don’t get me wrong.  I did spend some time in stores this past weekend (masks fully in use) but I found myself back to looking at online sales by the time I was home.   Are you shopping yet? Have y

Rona Gura
Nov29
In Search of A Podcast I Can Commit To
Posted By : Rona Gura

If you could see my current Instagram feed, you would see a plethora of ads for podcasts. I started investigating podcasts a few weeks ago and now I’m inundated with ads.    To me, podcasts seem analogous to radio broadcasts. You look for a topic you find interesting and see whether the podcasts captures your attention. I have also seen choosing a

Corey Bearak
Nov28
Happy Holidays in song
Posted By : Corey Bearak

After Thanksgiving and Black Friday, it often signals the start of the holiday sounds on the radio; some years the tunes populate radio and various "elevator juke boxes" before Thanksgiving.  With Chanukah starting this eve it makes sense to release the updated Happy Holidays In Song today.  Some eight years ago, I started this open source holiday

Mitch Tobol
Nov27
Four Fires
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

Getting ready for my family...In the image, my fire pit, smoker (with ducks), and turkey fryer. The fourth was in the fireplace inside the house. First time I had four fires cooking.    BTW, ended up smoking the two ducks this year. Tried something new! I used a simple dry rub before putting them on then basted them with maple syrup through the coo

Fred Klein
Nov26
Your Life Story
Posted By : Fred Klein

One of my favorite “getting to know you” conversational tools is to ask a person to tell me their life story in 5 minutes or less and then listen intently for reusable nuggets.  An ancillary benefit is, if the person is worthy, he or she would then ask me to tell mine.  Try it.  You’ll like it :)

Benjamin Geizhals
Nov25
Happy Thanksgiving
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

Happy Thanksgiving to the Gotham Family ! Whatever you are doing and whomever your are sharing with..... Take at least one moment to be thankful  ...and be safe

ODEY RAVIV
Nov24
A Standing Ovation Felt So Good
Posted By : ODEY RAVIV

I returned to Broadway last Wednesday, November 17.  It was a little more than 20 months since I saw my last show, days before Covid shut down Broadway.  I saw The Lehman Trilogy, a deep dive into the 164 history of the famous family business.  The crowd was wowed by the 3 plus hour show and the standing ovation was well deserved.  It is back on Br

Nancy Schess
Nov22
Throwback Memories
Posted By : Nancy Schess

Every year, on this very same day one of my close friends reminds me of a photo of our boys together in Kindergarten.  It is from the elementary school Thanksgiving celebration.  They are both proudly wearing their hand made turkey costumes and smiling broad smiles – smiles which screamed “Mom take that picture already.”   Both of those boys are ab

Rona Gura
Nov22
The First Time
Posted By : Rona Gura

Recently I was asked to provide my high school yearbook to be scanned for a preservation project. The request brought me back to a very painful memory. One, I do not believe I truly processed as an adult.  I immediately thought of something that had been written in my yearbook. Someone else had written it but, yet, I was embarrassed and ashamed. An

Corey Bearak
Nov21
Join Gotham Green's special Awards Announcement
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I am excited. So is Friday’s blogger. So is my co-NotY (from 2011) and “my” GC.  GOtham GREEN®   announces the 2021 Gotham Green Awards® this week. Yes, in advance of Thanksgiving, Tuesday, November 23 at 4:00 p.m. we will present an eclectic and diverse group of winners. While we know who, you have to join the Zoom to find out.  Gotham Green Awar

Mitch Tobol
Nov20
Doughnuts and coffee
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

You know, you learn something everyday and today I learned that flamingos like doughnuts and coffee. No joke.   The Granby Zoo in Quebec, Canada, reported that a pink flamingo escaped last Wednesday and was found a short time later loitering in the parking lot of a Tim Hortons. Karl Fournier, director of animal care at Zoo, said "To reassure everyo