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  With a touch of cold still in the air, it isn’t quite spring yet. It’s close, but not exactly. But this past weekend, I decided I didn’t care. It was close enough. We have been so stuck inside these last few weeks. I work from my dining room table, which is a growing monstrosity of technology, files, phones – wait, that’s what my NYC office looks like too. Here, however, I look out the window to my deck and backyard. You may remember (or not) that we recently installed a...
1 day ago 9 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  With a touch of cold still in the air, it isn’t quite spring yet. It’s close, but not exactly. But this past weekend, I decided I didn’t care. It was close enough. We have been so stuck inside these last few weeks. I work from my dining room table, which is a growing monstrosity of technology, files, phones – wait, that’s what my NYC office looks like too. Here, however, I look out the window to my deck and backyard. You may remember (or not) that we recently installed a...
2 days ago 19 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  As a blogger during these difficult times, I have been trying to keep my blogs upbeat. I felt that we have enough difficult news around us and, perhaps, our blogs could be a small distraction. But I am sad and angry today and I want to share those feelings. Maybe some of you also need to share your grief and anger.       Last week, my next door neighbor’s-and very close friend-28 year old son, Justin, unexpectedly passed away. (it was not virus related). Immediately upon h...
So my thoughts focus on when we can get together again.   You might ask why but I suspect most know.   After all, in other times, many would be looking forward to hosting or visiting family towards the end of this week into next weekend. Usually a big meal serves as the centerpiece. Instead, this time any meal involves those in the immediate household; at best we can employee video technology to perhaps widen the size of the gathering and connect family and friends around a v...
4 days ago 14 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

The new look for our times...

Mask

 

Venturing outside is a cross between enjoying the outdoors, avoiding people and wondering if anything you touch could infect you.

 

Stay strong, safe and healthy!

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5 days ago 35 comments Categories: Holidays Tags:
Monday was another birthday.  I was born 2,461,622,400 seconds ago in a raging, flash, New York City snow storm at Women’s Hospital. I came in an innocent at the weight of 9 pounds 8 ounces.  Little did I know! My life’s dark corner stones: Pearl Harbor, “JFK Shot!”, 9/11 and now this presently incurable Pandemic! What next?   It can only get better!...
6 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Washing my hands will never be the same.Finding paper towels on the supermarket shelf and throwing them into the shopping cart will never be the same.And hugging my family and friends will never be the same....
7 days ago 15 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
This past Friday, Gotham hosted a happy hour, via Zoom.  It was fun! "When life gave them Quarantine, Gothamites made Quarantinis." It was good to see everyone and be "together", even if we couldn't be together, in the flesh. The best part was seeing everyone in their natural habitats. Their drink of choice, the convenience of refills and the belly of laugter we all experienced, amidst the scary events happening all around. Much needed. The guys are growing beards, and the la...
8 days ago 3 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  Don’t you? I’d like to spend one day not obsessing about washing my hands, the dangers of supermarket shopping or how much time it is going to take to clean my house. Bad and scary news is everywhere right now. Although I will be optimistic we will one day soon turn the corner, we haven’t yet. When this all started, I was consuming news all the time – 24/7. I couldn’t get enough information as I was trying to process a situation that made little sense. Now, I am the ...
9 days ago 5 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  As we have all can admit, the amount of information bombarding us daily is more than we have ever had before. Whether you get your news by radio (remember those?), print media, television, online websites or social media, the amount of information out there is, to me, insurmountable.       As before, people have taken to sharing information on social media. I have joined several Facebook groups that provide information specifically for attorneys in my field of practice. Tho...
The phrase titling this blog comes from lyrics in a John Lennon tune. If I just chose the first two words, it recalls the title of The Doors’ second LP, Strange Days, featuring their second hit, “People Are Strange.”   We keep reading how less busy those not working in “critical” aka “essential” functions find themselves. Perhaps. Not here. Since things came to a head one would think some us would have more time. In meetings of my Gotham Network (which hosts this and six othe...
11 days ago 14 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Some observations of my quarantined life...   • Driving is great! You can cruise anywhere in record time. Hit about 110 on rte 135 the other day.   • Wiping your whole body down with Purel every 5 minutes will give you a tingly feeling.   • Zoom meetings are showing everyone's true colors, whether you want to see them or not.   • Going to 7-Eleven can be dangerous...I think I pulled a muscle reaching over the table and stacked crates to pay for my coffee....
12 days ago 21 comments Categories: Health Tags:
We are all in this together and thank you to "Bill Gates" for helping us to find meaning in it.  Please see his thoughts below and ponder:   *What is the Corona/ Covid-19 Virus Really Teaching us?*   I’m a strong believer that there is a spiritual purpose behind everything that happens, whether that is what we perceive as being good or being bad.   As I meditate upon this, I want to share with you what I feel the Corona/ Covid-19 virus is really doing to us: 1) It is...
13 days ago 5 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
We are members of a loyalty program at a local food store. Recently went for a walk and stopped by for takeout. As we were rung up, the cashier commented on the amount of rewards balance in our account. Did we want to use our points? Thoughts ran through our heads. Use the points or pay cash? And other thoughts. Will the store survive or will our points become worthless? And then…. They could use the cash now.   We paused... paid cash...and a few points were put on the accou...
14 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Dinner Plans? The highlight of the weekend was our impromptu dinner plans. Whilst my husband washed the floors on Friday, I quickly made our dinner reservations. We had choices.... Dinner at The Bentley Bistro, outdoor dining at Carly’s Cafe or the Chateau Bentley. Creativity and levity saved the day. Peace ebbs and flows, along with our creativity. Our new existence. Adapting with each day. Zoom with friends, Gotham Happy Hour, creative collaboration, support through extens...
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