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Fred Klein
Jul01
Masks?
Posted By : Fred Klein

I admit it, I’m so tired of wearing a mask!Forget about forgetting to carry one.  Forget about breathing mask residue into your eyes. Forget about not being able to read lips or see a smile.  Forget about the hypocrisy of taking it off while eating in close proximity to others.  Forget about smelling your own breath. Forget about the guilt.Forget a

Benjamin Geizhals
Jun30
Summer Dining
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

Summer dining. Eating outdoors. A phenomenon born of the pandemic that seems to have caught on.On streets and in parking lots. The views vary. The background noise drowns out the dinner conversation.Eating outdoors. The reasons vary. Safety. Romantic. European.Are you eating out….doors?

ODEY RAVIV
Jun29
Summer Movies!
Posted By : ODEY RAVIV

School’s out and the studios start rolling out the movies that they hope will grab our attention. But, with streaming so available, will people still head out to the theaters?  “Top Gun Maverick”, “Jurassic World Dominion”, “Lightyear”, and “Elvis” are battling for our attention and dollars.  So far, Tom Cruise has delivered big numbers and lots of

Nancy Schess
Jun27
A Big Old Tree
Posted By : Nancy Schess

We have one and I have often cursed it.  That tree takes up a good part of our back yard.  Swing set?  No room.  A pool?  The whole neighborhood would have been disrupted.  In fact, I have always been convinced that our house, actually our entire neighborhood, was planned around that tree.   Most days, I’m complaining about the berries that slam in

Rona Gura
Jun27
Remembering
Posted By : Rona Gura

It was my father’s birthday last week. My father died several years ago but his birthday still causes me to take some time to pause and remember.    The first thing I always do on his birthday is to call my brother and sister. We find comfort in talking about my father with one another and exchanging stories and memories.    I also light a candle o

Corey Bearak
Jun26
Lotta song
Posted By : Corey Bearak

On Father's Day I shared the concerts for last week.  Two shows at City Winery sandwiched a show at Jones Beach.  All featured exemplary musicianship, energy and great songs, many iconic.  The City Winery shows were each a family affair as our daughter, Marisa, joined her parents.  Marisa and I took in the show at Jones Beach.  Three amazing sets:

Mitch Tobol
Jun25
HB Mom
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

Yesterday was my Mom's 92nd birthday. Even though we are celebrating with my family today, I stopped by yesterday to say hi.    It's always a blanket of emotions visiting her. She lives in the "memory neighborhood" in an assisted living center where they take fantastic care of her. I'm grateful for the people that work there.    I have no idea what

Fred Klein
Jun24
Smile
Posted By : Fred Klein

Last Sunday we pulled into a restaurant near closing time for a late supper and I noticed an extraordinary thing. The whole waitstaff, even after working a long weekend shift, was all smiling and eager to serve.  I can’t explain it, but either there was something in the air or management found the secret to customer satisfaction. What I do know is

Benjamin Geizhals
Jun23
The Nest
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

I first noticed the bird’s nest about a week ago. It is on a low branch, nestled against the trunk, about eight feet up.Three heads were visible - a mother and two little ones.I observed them for a few days as the three of them sat in the nest. The mother guarding while the babies grew.And then the mother left the nest and walked up the branch. It

Benjamin Geizhals
Jun23
The Nest
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

I first noticed the bird’s nest about a week ago. It is on a low branch, nestled against the trunk, about eight feet up.Three heads were visible - a mother and two little ones.I observed them for a few days as the three of them sat in the nest. The mother guarding while the babies grew.And then the mother left the nest and walked up the branch. It