Holidays
Interesting how time intersects.  So in last week’s blog, I released an updated Happy Holidays in song playist, which included a few extra Chanukah songs.  Some people provided links to some songs you’ll find next year (though I did informally add them pending placement within the flow of the existing list.).  In the week that followed last year’s blog releasing that year’s updated playlist, we attended a family Chanukah gathering hosted by my brother; I blogged about the mus...
17 days ago 22 comments Categories: Holidays Tags: Holiday Songs, Christmas, Chanukah
One starts this eve, another in just a few days after three weeks pass; others also this month too (Mitch covered it some yesterday. And so to light up the days ahead and ring in the season I release an updated version (all links work at time of posting) of Happy Holidays in song   Happy Christmas – John Lennon   This Is Christmas – Luther Vandross   The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) – Nat King Cole (music and lyrics by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells)   The Ch...
At Thanksgiving which we celebrated last Thursday, we express thanks for our family, friends and all good things. In two days we get a different chance to express our thanks. Indeed, many of our inboxes probably experienced receipt of email messages exhorting our participation in giving on Tuesday, christened  “Giving Tuesday,” Interestingly, in Gotham, we experience collectively the fruits of our own giving when our tribe’s “Season of Giving” concludes with the selection of ...
Since I took on this Sunday blog for Gotham Networking, this represents the first time I get to draft something on Veteran’s Day. It always falls on November 11. As we know from the news, today marks a century – 100 years – passed since the Armistice that officially brought an end to the First World War. Four years ago I participated in a ceremony at Central Park to rededicate a monument. The fraternal order Knights of Pythias installed the monument as part of “The 307th In...
73 days ago 8 comments Categories: Holidays Tags: SNAP
After the fundraiser alluded to in a brief sidebar in in last week’s blog, Shelly posted a pic to Facebook with a caption, that included the phrase, “Chairman of the Board.”   So that weekend, no surprise she ordered this “Chair” a new chair for when I set up shop at the dining room table.   The new seat arrived during the week (Assembly required – another story which may or may not find its way into a blog or post.).   For those interested, this fundraiser mentioned abov...
171 days ago 16 comments Categories: Holidays Tags: Fireworks, Independence Day, Veterans, Knights of Pythias
Looking forward to some fireworks on Wednesday? After all we celebrate our nation’s independence and for many fireworks displays remain an attraction. Already enjoyed two nice displays at baseball stadiums in San Diego and Flushing, in April and a few weekends back respectively. Last night’s display, our third this year was the 5thtime we combined fireworks with a concert at Town of Hempstead Park. It was leisurely. We arrived rather early; got a really good spot to the left ...
220 days ago 14 comments Categories: Holidays Tags: Mother's Day
Friday’s blogger recounted this past Friday how Sundays prove a “tough beat.” But one thing the other bloggers can never, ever do involves special days like today. The other bloggers can wish ahead (or behind) but never, ever, express gratitude to the moms – our moms – on this special day. Heck, last year on this day, I got to Thank Mom as she approached a special number (It also linked to three songs for the day.). Two year’s ago today, Sweet, included a nod to the most...
255 days ago 15 comments Categories: Holidays Tags: San Diego, Los Angeles, Tijuana Passover, Petco Park, Citifieldt
Vacations involve a bit of work no matter where we go. As I wrote about and retain an interest in siting sports stadiums (stadia?) I always try to include one on a visit. Since I enjoy clients involved in transit and transportation issues, I check out the issues wherever we visit. I also take advantage of opportunities to gain perspectives on current issues. This spring recess centered around a visit to our daughter who lives in Los Angeles. Instead on centering our visit...
374 days ago 11 comments Categories: Holidays Tags: Holiday Songs, Christmas, Chanukah
One starts in two days, another in two weeks; others also this month too.  And so to ring in the season I release an updated version (all links work at time of posting) of Happy Holidays in song Enjoy! Happy Xmas – John Lennon   This Is Xmas – Luther Vandross   The Xmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) – Nat King Cole   The Xmas Song – Mel Torme (who composed it)   Have Yourself A Merry Little Xmas – Judy Garland   Same Auld Lang Syne – Dan Fogelberg   White Xmas- ...
With Thanksgiving and for many of us a long weekend approaching, I find it nice to anticipate gatherings of families and friends.   Every Thanksgiving involves memories and traditions. Some revolve around the food and how we prepare it. Others peculiar to some celebrants.   Music remains important to me and one tradition started when I listened to the original free-from WNEW-FM back in the day. My fave DJ, the late Pete Fornatale, would play Alice’s Restaurant by Arlo G...
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