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Mitch Tobol
Strawberries at night
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

We had a Strawberry Moon last night. Did you see it?   This year, the Full Moon coincides with the summer solstice. It reached peak illumination at 9:08PM last night. Because of this, today the Sun will be at its highest of the year.   Fun Facts: June’s full Moon—typically the last full Moon of spring or the first of summer—has traditionally been c

Fred Klein
Posted By : Fred Klein

Delegation (or delegating) is the process of distributing and entrusting work to another person.  To me, the process of delegating is a powerful offshoot and manifestation of networking. Thus, if one has a potent network, as we do in, we are in a position to accomplish the task at hand in the quickest and most effective mann

Benjamin Geizhals
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

Yesterday we celebrated Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when the Union troops reached Galveston Texas with the news (belated by over two years) of the Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery and granting freedom to all.Freedom. Individual freedom. I wonder how the news was received and how the concept must have been incorporated into the psyche of

Shawn Bernabeu
Grammar Bug
Posted By : Shawn Bernabeu

Chat GPT, AI, Spell check, auto correct. The spelling can be correct, but its the wrong use of the word. With all the technology we have today, the spelling and grammar is still far from perfect. Everyone relies on all the technology it to make the corrections, then someone will point out to you a few grammar mistakes in your writing, Have we reall

Nancy Schess
La Liz and the Tony's -- A Guest Blog by Jane Jacobs
Posted By : Nancy Schess

A Guest Blog by Jane Jacobs   On Sunday night I had the great good fortune to be a plus one to the Tony Awards, a thrilling once-in-a-lifetime experience. Through the night I was surprised to run into a couple of acquaintances - parents of my daughter’s classmate, that sort of thing, but during the awards I made an astounding small world connection

Rona Gura
Poolside Reading
Posted By : Rona Gura

For, my husband the definition of a perfect summer day is a day where he can either be in or work on our pool.  For me, my definition of a perfect summer day is a bit different. I love to just sit by the pool and read.   Generally, during the summer, I try to read one book that I consider to be “literature,” during the summer. My definition of “lit

Corey Bearak
A day for more than dad
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Because today is that day we plan to gather here -- we call it "Grand Junction."  Marisa gave it that name as a "nom de pen" in a social media app I do not believe any in this family uses; I believe it operates albeit somewhat differently.  But I digress.  We plan a brunch around my fave smoked fish and then father and son will grill later.  But to

Mitch Tobol
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

No not a person but a task. My desk was a bloody mess yesterday morning so I spent the first hour and a half of my day cleaning it up.   What a difference! I felt more clarity and calmness.  I was more focused and less stressed, ready to move through the day.   As I sorted through the mess, I found forgotten notes and ideas, sparking new thoughts a

Fred Klein
Gotham's Triple Crown
Posted By : Fred Klein

"Triple Crown" is a sports sobriquet denoting the winner of significant 3 titles.  My favorite is the Major League Baseball Award to the league batting leader in 3 categories: Batting Average, Runs Batted in and Home Runs.  My favorite Baseball Triple Crown winner was, of course, Mickey Mantle in 1956.  In Thoroughbred Horse Racing there is also a

Benjamin Geizhals
The Cellphone
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

As he was boarding the plane in Athens for the flight back to New York, he realized that his cellphone was missing— he had left it in the cab to the airport.Stepping out of the boarding line, they called the cell phone and, happily,  the cab driver answered. He has the phone and offered to drop it off at the hotel where he had picked them up.“Conta