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Happy Father’s Day!   I already enjoyed a stellar card from Marisa – she always finds a card with the right sentiments and message --earlier this past week and mom’s on Friday.   Sometimes we barbecue; mostlyhere, albeit as detailed in this space last year I caught a break and our nephew hosted.   No BBQ this year.   Unfortunately an institution announced plans to close and Shelly suggested we get there with her dad.   It’s my fave deli.   Heck when a friend and former cli...
2 days ago 11 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
The day before Father's Day and I'm reflecting on my Dad as I do from time to time. I miss him.   I often read blogs written by people remembering someone who has passed. It usually is something glowing about how perfect this person was or how wonderful they were.   The reality is life can get ugly, uncomformtable and quite frustrating but I know my Dad loved me without any conditions, even though I put him through many a sleepless night. The point is that even though he was ...
3 days ago 27 comments Categories: Games Tags:
Last week I finally got to play with my son David and my grandson Jackson, all together in a row, on the Gotham Batmen softball team (see photo). It's been a long long time coming and I can truly say that it was one of the greatest moments of my life!Can you imagine that Jackson hit a long homerun which I caught on video tape, David got the game ending hit and I was the winning pitcher allowing only two (unearned) runs, no walks with a number of strikeouts. It was a dream com...
4 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
There’s a “Corner Bakery” on the corner of North Capital and E Street in Washington, D.C. On most mornings, a homeless gentleman stands on the corner and wishes a “Good Morning” to passersby. I saw him last Saturday and Sunday. As I left the bakery with my coffees on Sunday morning, I gave the gentleman a dollar as I wished him a good day. As I walked away, I heard a voice behind me. “Can I buy you breakfast this morning?” the woman’s voice asked. I heard the gentleman respo...
5 days ago 8 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
I think a society reveals itself in its culture. Thats why so many have a problem with Facebook, you can really see who people are and they may not even realize it. My Facebook feed is a constant source of joy and creativity, but I am a good gardener. I have deepened existing relationships and grown new ones via FB. I digress. I was quite heartened by the Tonys on Sunday night. The Band's Visit (I haven't seen the Broadway show, but have seen the film) won many awards and is ...
6 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Before a series of firsts.     Today was my son’s last day of high school class. He has one test before graduation next week, but for all intents and purposes his high school years have ended.     Two weeks ago we had his last Spring Concert, the last time he will arrange and perform with his acapella group. Then of course, there was prom this past Friday night.     See what I mean? It’s a series of lasts. Don’t get me wrong. Each “last” has been a celebration of accomp...
7 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  · I thought it was me. Recently, another attorney's personal comments were making me a bit uncomfortable. But, I could not articulate a single individual statement that was specifically innappropriate. And, in the wake of the #metoo movement I didn't think any male attorney would still think it would be appropriate to make personal statements to me. It had to be me.   Then I received an email from him concerning an upcoming court appearance which he signed, "XO."  I w...
8 days ago 12 comments Categories: Games Tags: Gotham, Pythians, Pythian Camp, City Council, Citifield, Mets, Yankees
The evening before involved a rather large outing of sorts.   Some 265 or so of friends, colleagues, their family, friends, colleagues and clients. Attending either through Gotham City Networking,Inc.® or Kings FDR Tolerance Foundation of FDR Lodge 613, Knights of Pythias.   Citifield. Mets v. Yankees. Five home runs.   Fireworks during the game and after.   Some left happy because of one outcome (which disappointed others). (If only this score above held but it was nice wh...
9 days ago 21 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
My morning routine hasn't varied for quite awhile and I noticed this morning that, sometimes, I go about it without thinking...like today :)     Wake up (which is a good thing) Check in with my phone (not a good thing) Roll out of bed...literally Stand up and say to myself "Another day in paradise!" Take care of some personal issues Go downstairs, grab some fruit and make myself a couple of eggs Crack my laptop and check email (and on Saturdays, write a blog:) Take a shower,...
10 days ago 14 comments Categories: Games Tags:
The name Aaron is a most significant one in history.Aaron was the older brother of Moses and his partner in all of his accomplishments. In Hebrew the meaning of Aaron is lofty; exalted; high mountain. The second name (first until recently) in all of baseball history in the baseball encyclopedia is Hank Aaron, one of the very greatest players ever to play the game. In this context it is significant that my New York Yankees have three Aarons on their team.  They are led by mana...
11 days ago 4 comments Categories: City Blogs Tags:
Like my fellow Gothamite Al D’Elia (and I’m sure there are others) I went to Brooklyn Technical High School, one of the specialized high schools in New York City. Now there’s talk of eliminating the test for entry to these schools. Bills are being introduced in Albany - I’ve gotten several emails from the Alumni Association to “Save the Test”. From what I’ve read, the proposal is to base entry on a number of factors, including grades, and scores in state-wide tests. There ...
12 days ago 9 comments Categories: Politics Tags: Apple, Health, Watch, BPM
More from the "Technology is Our Friend" file (Huff Post) : A man from Westchester, New York was rushed to a hospital last month when his Apple Watch alerted him to a dangerously fast heartbeat. That notification helped save his life, doctors said. William Monzidelis, 32, was working at his family’s bowling alley in the Bronx when he became dizzy and had unexplained bleeding, NBC New York reported. After tracking his alarmingly fast pulse, the Apple Watch alerted him to seek...
13 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  My house is in the middle of two graduations. It’s the thing that happens when your children are four years apart. But, that is not the subject of my blog. I promise, much to follow on those subjects.     As I write this blog, I am sitting here perusing my son’s high school yearbook. I intentionally ordered doubles of both yearbooks. I decided that when I was old and grey (next year . . .) and my children were no longer under my roof, I was going to want to be able to rem...
14 days ago 4 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  I had lunch this week with a long time friend who also happens to be a matrimonial attorney. At one point the conversation turned to business development and networking. He is a member of a certain networking group in which you attend weekly early meetings, keep track of member referrals etc. .     Within time, the conversation turned to Gotham. He had never heard of Gotham before so I began to explain our mantra, “what goes around comes around and it’s better to give th...
15 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: office, fan
In the good weather I like to set up my office outside. I discussed its re-opening a few weeks ago but, until Friday, an important component remained missing. I needed to replace the fan. I ordered one and it was expected for this coming Thursday. Alas, it arrived and I set it up on Friday. It gets covered when not in use. The next day I enjoyed its use after getting back from ball (game-winning shot in the “rubber game”) and some errands afterwards. Certainly, this device ma...
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