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Nancy Schess
Jul23
My Summer Vacation
Posted By : Nancy Schess

It is that time of year when things slow down, and people take time off.  With that, the topic of conversation often turns to vacation.  Are you taking any vacation this summer, people might ask?   This year, my answer is different.  My vacations are coming to me.   If you spend any time with me at all, you know that my children currently live far

Rona Gura
Jul22
The Importance of Self Care
Posted By : Rona Gura

This is a public service blog.   In late April, I had my annual full body check with my dermatologist. All was well.   About three weeks later I noticed a new small “pimple,” on my nose. I thought nothing of it initially. But when a week passed and then two weeks passed and it did not heal, I became apprehensive. I finally scheduled another appoint

Corey Bearak
Jul21
Like new
Posted By : Corey Bearak

For several weeks I prepared for last Monday morning.  I need to remove my diplomas and bar admission from my office walls; ditto some awards -- including my Gotham Red Bandana plaque. And a photo on me as a young one turned into a painting that once hung in my paternal grandparents' den at their former home in Hollis Hills.  All my signed baseball

Mitch Tobol
Jul20
Grass roots
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

This is not about landscaping...it's about an event in the tiny town of Trumansburg, NY that surprised me. The GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is a four-day celebration that started in 1991 and transforms this sleepy upstate town into a sprawling hub of music, dance, and community spirit.   Music from bluegrass to reggae, and an atmosphere

Fred Klein
Jul19
Taking Credit
Posted By : Fred Klein

As I mature and my life evolves I amaze myself that I no longer have that unquenchable thirst to take credit for something I did, inspired or created.  Taking credit is the action of allowing people to know that you did something that deserves praise or special attention.  For a very long time that was important to me, but lately I have let it go a

Benjamin Geizhals
Jul18
"Interesting"
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

"Interesting". We all know what it means.Clients tell me that they never want you to hear that their situation is “interesting”. Leave "interesting" for someone else.And so it was that I was in pre-op as the anesthesiologist reviewed a potential complication in my case.“This is interesting”, she said.I laughed and told her that that was the last t

Shawn Bernabeu
Jul17
Cash Vs. Credit
Posted By : Shawn Bernabeu

For the past few years we have heard a lot of news headlines around gas prices. They go up, and they go down. When you get gas, you have a choice of paying with cash or credit. Generally speaking credit is about 10 cents more than cash per gallon. It is estimated that about 15% of all gas purchases are with cash, 85% is credit. The 10 cents is supp

Nancy Schess
Jul16
I'm Back!
Posted By : Nancy Schess

Last week, I took the week off from blogging. I was fighting a virus and pretty darned miserable.  [Thank you to all who reached out with well wishes.]   I have to admit, I am a terrible patient because I have no patience.    My brain says – your list of things to do hasn’t just stopped, keep going.  My body says – wait a minute, slow down, time to

Rona Gura
Jul15
I Had to Change
Posted By : Rona Gura

How are you with trying new things?   Since the pandemic, I have done my own billing. As soon as  I began inputting my own billing, I have been complaining about the program I used, finding it not user friendly and disliked that it was not cloud based.   I finally decided to change my system four years after I started complaining. I am still learni