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Folks know my enjoyment of basketball.   I still play two times weekly, most often one eve and one weekend morning.   I talk basketball with my friends, mostly the pro game.   We discuss who the Knicks should keep or trade and what they need.   Strong feelings exist around certain players. Before the draft one friend suggested trading KP for a first round pick. Many want to see Mello go.   I prefer a balanced roster that plays strong D – D E F E N S E.   After all I gre...
1222 days ago 12 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: reunions, Kindergarten, elementary school, Junior High, High School
Saturday was one of the special days. It repeats each year. It includes many folks and circles surrounding two friends who go back together to Kindergarten in the same nabe.  I only got to know them in high school. But for them it includes boys and girls who grew up together, attened the same elementary, junior high and high school, and for many of them, same synagogue and bar and bat mitzvah years. For me I tell others it involves a high school of sorts -- every summer.  Som...
We visited with my talented sister-in law yesterday at The FAD Market at The Invisible Dog Factory at 51 Bergen Street a few blocks south of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. If you approach summer as Fred and Joanne Klein do, it makes sense to visit this location -- open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., in particular to see "Images by Adrianne.   You'll see and enjoy the photos on aluminum and acrylics, picture greeting and holiday cards. We prefer you go see her art, b...
Read the other day how better health care and other environmental factors may allow some of us or others our near future to reach age 150 (and our Friday blogger only seeks 1/3 of that number).   I found myself musing what activities might one pursue approaching well short of those numbers.   We socialize with people in our age range, some a bit older, some not much younger.   Last night with two other couples we talked retirements (only one on pension but still working pa...
1264 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media
RIP Adam West. I really enjoyed that series in my youth. I enjoyed the comics. In all his appearances always a nice person. RIP Batman.   I took to social media, Twitter to be exact, when I wanted to learn about his passing. I learned he enjoyed 150,000 followers and only followed 115. His page said he joined Twitter in March 2009 – one month after me – and tweeted 474 times over the eight plus years on the platform. I do not think I tweet enough but I my total runs mor...
1299 days ago 9 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Theresa, TAPA, Theresa Academy
  Gotham City Networking, Inc.® certainly connects its members (and others) for business and other reasons. The social parts remains secondary but that often forges the bases for the important business relations. We also might “join forces” on civic and non profit boards. In other cases we might get involved in some of the causes advanced by others. One of those that continues to impress me I blogged about in this space more than a year ago. Indeed, Shelly and I were gl...
1306 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: basketball, teamwork
I enjoy teamwork.   From playing basketball many a time, I see one or more players complaining about the sides we make.   We really endeavor to balance things.   I look beyond the sum of individual talents and the try to weigh the chemistry of the team; how they work together, find open players, make the right pass, set that monster pick, roll to the basket.   When we last played five on five that happened and we did not lose a game even though the individual favored the othe...
1341 days ago 13 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: 32
32.   Someone asked yesterday what I planned to blog on today. That person encouraged a blog about politics. I considered it and I might shared something on that when it muses me.   Today, I want to discuss a number.   A good solid number.   It means something special here – this year.   It relates not to sports though perhaps the greatest athlete ever, Jim Brown, wore it. Ditto the best lefty, Sandy Koufax. The best player I rooted for who wore the number: NY Jet Eme...
1411 days ago 18 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
In my weekly eve and weekend games, the same expectation applies to all players: Get open, get ball, shoot.  And some I play with demonstrate phenomenal shots and range.  I know my spots and when to slide or roll after a pick. Folks found  the ball we used at our last session a bit heavy so maybe the usual bounce or roll that falls into the basket just did not apply today, especially for me. My shots were not dropping in or getting the roll the way things would normally work...
1418 days ago 21 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Snow, Basketball, Winder
I already played two hours of (basket)ball, enough of a workout for any day. I did not anticipate that hours later another workout loomed.   When I left early to drop off Shelly’s dad at a medical appointment before heading to the school to play, it snowed lightly. By the time a reached the school there was an inch covering the sidewalk. I was dressed to play, just needing to unzip my hoody (I brought jeans for after.) When we left we all needed to brush off our cars; I r...
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