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ODEY RAVIV
Oct06
Sopranos Fans-Interested in the Prequel or Hoping for a Sequel?
Posted By : ODEY RAVIV

The Sopranos took the country by Storm in 1999 and left with a giant Question in 2007.   I was hooked and every Sunday was a must watch.  HBO subscriptions went through the roof.  Talking about the episodes on Mondays with co workers, family, and friends became a routine.  Even radio hosts took calls about the previous nights’ escapades and mysteri

Nancy Schess
Oct05
Around the Corner
Posted By : Nancy Schess

No, I am not trying to rush time away. To the contrary, I would like time to slow down just a little.   I read a news article the other day relating to the supply chain issues being faced in so many industries.  The premise of the article was to encourage readers to start their holiday shopping now.   I’m sorry, it’s barely October.  I haven’t even

Rona Gura
Oct04
My New Socks
Posted By : Rona Gura

  As I have admitted in numerous blogs, I enjoy shopping for clothing, handbags and shoes. One item of clothing I never felt it necessary to spend an excessive amount of money on was socks. Generally, I buy my socks in three packs from Costco. I usually buy the most inexpensive socks that they carry in my size. That recently changed.   My husband a

Corey Bearak
Oct03
A special day in the park
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Last weekend it was Saturday in the Park; this past week the park theme continues but on Friday:  Our son got married Friday afternoon. In Central Park. The Shakespeare Garden.    Jonathan and Carrie met at NYU. Grad student Jonathan approached undergrad Carrie in Washington Square Park seven years ago. Though outdoors, the location (and the perm

Mitch Tobol
Oct02
Refreshing
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

Anyone else find the cool weather a welcome break?   True it's symbol of the coming winter that's predicted to be more snowier (is that a word?) than ever but last night I had dinner with my family outdoors and it felt great not to be sweating while eating :)   To me a sunny cool day is football weather. It reminds me of my playing days. I loved sm

Fred Klein
Oct01
Negative!
Posted By : Fred Klein

Up is down and down is up and negative is positive!Say what?2 weeks ago I went to a favorite restaurant with a bunch of friends (see last week’s blog for details) and we had a wonderful time!However, the next day the bloom was off when the owner called to inform me that the order taker, who briefly sat at the table with us, had subsequently tested

Benjamin Geizhals
Sep30
Hats in the Closet
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

I reached for a hat in the closet and was showered by more than two dozen baseball-style hats, a few caps of various styles, and an assortment of other rimmed headwear.I knew that several head coverings had accumulated over the years, but the extent of the collection was alarming and a reminder that the time has come to clean and clear.But as I wen

ODEY RAVIV
Sep29
First Record, Tape, CD or Download
Posted By : ODEY RAVIV

Music has had an ubiquitous influence on our lives and culture forever. I put on music when I come home and when I get into the car.  Most shows, movies, and even commercials feature musical backgrounds.   Music stimulates, soothes, energizes, and generally makes us feel better. I got hooked on rock and roll via American Bandstand.  I purchased my

Nancy Schess
Sep27
Newspaper Days
Posted By : Nancy Schess

You all know how much I treasure my LIRR commute and how much peace and calm it brings me.   I was reminiscing the other day about the old days when the morning newspaper was a part of the daily ritual.  Part of getting me through any particular commute was looking forward to reading the newspaper – newsprint on my fingers and all.  There was just

Rona Gura
Sep27
Leaving On A Jet Plane
Posted By : Rona Gura

Have you been on an airplane since March 2020? We flew to Florida over Labor Day weekend. Beside my usual flying anxiety (which has been discussed in many other blogs), I was additionally apprehensive due to all the news articles concerning unruly passengers and those that refused to wear masks. Our experience on both flights, however, was pleasant

Corey Bearak
Sep26
Gotham parks it
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Gotham held a picnic in Queens, not the usual Long Island location. Last Spring tribal council prevailed on this commentator to arrange it. I targeted the Alley-Springfield portion of my fave Alley Pond Park because it included a good size parking lot, enjoyed a comfort station and plenty of ball fields. It also lies about 1/4 miles north of the hi

Mitch Tobol
Sep25
A Mystery Mash
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

We are definitely living in crazy times. Residents of a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, are finding bowls of mashed potatoes on their cars, porches and mailboxes.   Jordan Lewis a local resident said. "So we don't know if someone is just playing a prank or if someone just had a lot of leftovers,"    It's unclear if anyone has eaten the potato

Fred Klein
Sep24
The Bright Side!
Posted By : Fred Klein

Last Friday night we had a Boys Night Out reunion.  It was the first time a disparate group of my friends congregated in about 2 years and, of course, the 9 guys in attendance were thrilled to be together (in person)!One of the guys, David Rubin, asked the Right On question as to how the Pandemic has affected our lives and there were many different

Benjamin Geizhals
Sep23
Autumn
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

As I was walking in the Berkshire woods with my cousin last Sunday, we noticed the ever-so-slight changes in the foliage as nature anticipates the coming change of seasons.We talked about the changes that are sure to come. The certainty of change is, in a way, reassuring.I like the variety and change of seasons in the Northeast and celebrate on thi

ODEY RAVIV
Sep22
Broadway is Back, Will You Be?
Posted By : ODEY RAVIV

I always look forward to the excitement of the Fall Cultural Season. The Sunday New York Times features a bunch of gigantic sections for the New Seasons of Movies, Television, Music, Dance, and Theater.   But, the major essay about the fall season has this ominous headline.  “The Thrill is Back, So is the Anxiety.”  Earlier in the summer, the optim