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Nancy Schess
Dec06
Your Village
Posted By : Nancy Schess

  It does take a village.    I’ve been thinking lately about my own village – both the people I consider to be in mine and those who I know rely on me for theirs.  Without great surprise, there is not unexpected overlap for me in those two groups.   I define village as those people to whom you would turn to celebrate the good times and share the b

Rona Gura
Dec06
Sex and The City 2.0
Posted By : Rona Gura

The past few years have seen a plethora of updates/remakes of some of my favorite television shows. Full House, Gilmore Girls, Roseanne, and Hawaii Five O, have all returned to our screens in recent years, with most of the original  cast coming along for one last ride. Although Roseanne was let go from her own show after one season due to her racis

Corey Bearak
Dec05
Gotham Green Awards® herald worthy initiatives, products and people
Posted By : Corey Bearak

In my pre-Thanksgiving blog, I heralded the then-impending announcement of the Gotham Green Awards® for this year. On November 23, 2021, GOtham GREEN®, which since 2007 provided a platform for businesses and professionals who seek to connect and promote sustainable business opportunities, practices and relationships, announced a lucky seven group o

Mitch Tobol
Dec04
Power
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

Power, according to author Olivia Fox Cabane, simply “means being perceived as able to affect the world around us, whether through influence on or authority over others, large amounts of money, expertise, intelligence, sheer physical strength, or high social status.”   Being able to affect the world around us. Powerful people can get things done, o

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