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Mitch Tobol
From Within
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

A friend of mine believes he has control over his kids lives who are in their late 20's. Furthermore, he wants control.   In reality, control is a fleeting illusion. It's like trying to wrangle a herd of cats.  While we may try to govern external circumstances, true mastery lies within. (a Buddhist joke comes to mind:)   We can't command the world

Fred Klein
Binging on Suits
Posted By : Fred Klein

We have just finished our month long binge on the 134 episodes of the 2011-2019 law firm TV series Suits, which mostly appears on Netflix and, inexplicably, has its final season on Prime.   As mentioned in previous blogs, one of the compelling reasons to watch Suits is to witness Meghan Markle, who, for me, lit up the screen for 108 episodes over 7

Benjamin Geizhals
Apple Sauce
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

Apple Sauce has a special place for us. For years, Flo and I have been making apple sauce. It is expected that we will bring a fresh batch to family dinners and we wouldn’t dare visit our grandchildren in Washington and Alexandria without containers for all.There is something special about our apple sauce. It’s never the same. The combinations of a

Daniel Schwartz
The Game and BBQ must go on (or some apples)
Posted By : Daniel Schwartz

One of the things I most look forward to within Gotham is the annual picnic and softball game, most recently being held at Alley Pond Park in Queens. Its’s a great way to bring friends and family to meet up with Gotham, get some fresh air and have an informal meal together. It’s where my son can bond a bit and enjoy some NY time which he dearly mis

Nancy Schess
Sing a Song
Posted By : Nancy Schess

I was reminded the other day how often my family just breaks into song. We always have, and most often really ridiculous silly songs sometimes even made up – or, in the alternative a good old fashioned show tune.   I grew up on show tunes.  We were a big musical family (we still are).  I woke up every Saturday morning to my dad playing his favorite

Rona Gura
Getting it Done
Posted By : Rona Gura

When you really need to get some work done and you are in a time crunch what do you do to get it done? Before Covid, my answer to that question would have been, that I would come into the office very early-before the office phones started ringing-and get it done.   Since Covid my answer is different. If I have a document that I need to write, for e

Corey Bearak
already gone
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Could've wrote about about an anniversary yesterday but one might say it got "rained out" for real.  But I alway expected this week would cover another musical event. Marisa and her dad - this commentator - took in the Eagles' The Long Goodbye Tour at UBS last Wednesday eve.   The Eagles were "supported" by Steely Dan which I never saw in any of i

Mitch Tobol
Time to go
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

When do you get a haircut?   Well, I do when my hair starts resembling a fuzzy poodle or a misplaced tumbleweed.   I would guess I go every 6-8 weeks. But if I want to rock the wild marketing guy look, I let it ride a bit longer.

Fred Klein
Posted By : Fred Klein

Love is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection.   The purpose of this blog is to register my disapproval of what seems to me is the present day watering down and usage of the word.  Unless memory fails me, Love was once only expressed in a very special sense in very special situations.  Now I hear the word bandied about in the most everyda