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12 hours ago 4 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  As we have all can admit, the amount of information bombarding us daily is more than we have ever had before. Whether you get your news by radio (remember those?), print media, television, online websites or social media, the amount of information out there is, to me, insurmountable.       As before, people have taken to sharing information on social media. I have joined several Facebook groups that provide information specifically for attorneys in my field of practice. Tho...
The phrase titling this blog comes from lyrics in a John Lennon tune. If I just chose the first two words, it recalls the title of The Doors’ second LP, Strange Days, featuring their second hit, “People Are Strange.”   We keep reading how less busy those not working in “critical” aka “essential” functions find themselves. Perhaps. Not here. Since things came to a head one would think some us would have more time. In meetings of my Gotham Network (which hosts this and six othe...
2 days ago 14 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Some observations of my quarantined life...   • Driving is great! You can cruise anywhere in record time. Hit about 110 on rte 135 the other day.   • Wiping your whole body down with Purel every 5 minutes will give you a tingly feeling.   • Zoom meetings are showing everyone's true colors, whether you want to see them or not.   • Going to 7-Eleven can be dangerous...I think I pulled a muscle reaching over the table and stacked crates to pay for my coffee....
3 days ago 21 comments Categories: Health Tags:
We are all in this together and thank you to "Bill Gates" for helping us to find meaning in it.  Please see his thoughts below and ponder:   *What is the Corona/ Covid-19 Virus Really Teaching us?*   I’m a strong believer that there is a spiritual purpose behind everything that happens, whether that is what we perceive as being good or being bad.   As I meditate upon this, I want to share with you what I feel the Corona/ Covid-19 virus is really doing to us: 1) It is...
4 days ago 5 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
We are members of a loyalty program at a local food store. Recently went for a walk and stopped by for takeout. As we were rung up, the cashier commented on the amount of rewards balance in our account. Did we want to use our points? Thoughts ran through our heads. Use the points or pay cash? And other thoughts. Will the store survive or will our points become worthless? And then…. They could use the cash now.   We paused... paid cash...and a few points were put on the accou...
5 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Dinner Plans? The highlight of the weekend was our impromptu dinner plans. Whilst my husband washed the floors on Friday, I quickly made our dinner reservations. We had choices.... Dinner at The Bentley Bistro, outdoor dining at Carly’s Cafe or the Chateau Bentley. Creativity and levity saved the day. Peace ebbs and flows, along with our creativity. Our new existence. Adapting with each day. Zoom with friends, Gotham Happy Hour, creative collaboration, support through extens...
7 days ago 9 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  Last night we “facetimed” with Bill’s cousins. These are wonderful people we haven’t seen in years.  They live across the country.   But in light of everyone hunkering down, they reached out to try to connect. So, as a bright spot in an otherwise tumultous day, we all got together, my kids and all, to catch up – with sound and video. It was so nice to hear about family and life and all of those good things. Quite honestly, I’m not sure we would have made this connection...
7 days ago 4 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Mitch shared a great list of possible activities to engage in during this time of quarantine. I would love to share a few of the specific things that my family and I have done.   1. Rearranging my clothes-Since I will not be wearing my “office and court clothes” for at least, six weeks, I rearranged my closet. My casual clothes are now in the front and work wear in the back. I also put aside clothes I haven’t worn in a while for donation. It made me feel like I accomplished ...
8 days ago 12 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Gotham, Nutmeggers
I had looked forward to to a few road trips – well long rides – using my songs of the road playlist but it seems like many plans a lot of us looked forward to – Postponed. Indeed, over the last few week, many events I helped planned and/or planned to attend got the new “P” word; in a few circumstances, another word applied – “canceled.” I prefer postponed.   In any event, this applies in all facets of my world, professional, networking, non-profit, fraternal, recreation (over...
9 days ago 9 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
It's been quite a week. Businesses had to be 50% staffed, then 75% then 100%. States are locking down and people are still hoarding toilet paper..   I thought I might start a list of what you can do while sheltering in place. • Visit musuems online • Dust off that old instrument in your basement and give it a go • Put together a puzzle...that one in the back of your closet you got as a gift years ago :) • Start a journal (Fred's been doing it everday for a long time now) • Te...
10 days ago 27 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
No doubt, we are experiencing trying and unprecedented times.   We are advised to hunker down and self quarantine to “Flatten The Curve” of the out of control Coronavirus outbreak.  Meanwhile we find empty supermarket shelves as panicked people instinctively hoard.   Gloria Gaynor famously sang “I Will Survive” and we will too.   As I emailed on Fredslist yesterday, one way to do so is to participate in our supportive Tribal Zoom Group meetings or dial in group conference cal...
11 days ago 7 comments Categories: Health Tags:
After taking care of a few technical glitches—people dialing in on the wrong number and eliminating static from a bad connection — we settled in to our first Gotham Covid 19 conference call on Tuesday at 5 pm. (In the interest of not leaving anyone out or getting names wrong, I will not mention names.) It was informative group therapy.... We shared our different experiences, from groceries to working, from doom and gloom to the hope of new opportunities for creativity, an...
12 days ago 5 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Do you like my pants? Not the usual St. Patrick’s Day, but still made memories of a different kind. Instead of parades, corn beef and cabbage at our favorite pub, we celebrated the patron saint of Ireland at home. I turned on the Irish stew first thing in the morning , put on my leprechaun ...
14 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  I’m curious. Where are you working right now? Our office decided to go remote starting this week. Even though I have done a fair amount of work from home over the years, this is definitely a different experience. We are for all intents and purposes a remote office. Technology is critical. We are relying on it like never before. I can’t say I don’t worry about technology being overloaded. I feel very lucky that our practice could move seamlessly to remote work. Not ...
15 days ago 10 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  I believe that we can all admit that we are living in a crazy, and somewhat scary, time. Every few minutes the news inundates us with new closings and cancellations, the Vegas buffets, Disney World, March Madness etc. And, as Mitch eloquently wrote on Saturday, the supermarket shelves are bare. But, during it all, we must make important decisions about our own families, businesses and lives. It can be overwhelming.           My question to you is how are you keeping yoursel...
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