Holidays
Corey Bearak
Dec09
Joyful Rides
Posted By : Corey Bearak

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

Corey Bearak
Dec02
Light It Up
Posted By : Corey Bearak

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 Vandros

Corey Bearak
Nov25
Giving
Posted By : Corey Bearak

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 Go

Corey Bearak
Nov11
Remembering
Posted By : Corey Bearak

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

Corey Bearak
Oct07
The chair
Posted By : Corey Bearak

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 requir

Corey Bearak
Jul01
It's more than fireworks
Posted By : Corey Bearak

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 5th time we combined

Corey Bearak
May13
Happy Mother's Day
Posted By : Corey Bearak

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

Corey Bearak
Apr08
A Vacation
Posted By : Corey Bearak

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 cu

Corey Bearak
Dec10
Let It Snow
Posted By : Corey Bearak

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 – M

Corey Bearak
Nov19
(Anticipating a) Grand (Day At The) Junction
Posted By : Corey Bearak

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 listene

Corey Bearak
Jun18
Father's Day
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Father’s Day   Four generations gathered yesterday to honor the dads: Shelly’s Dad, our niece’s husband, and this correspondent. Unlike years prior, I “enjoyed” no responsibilities on the grill; I just provided transit for Shelly, her dad and her sister. Shelly posted her usual group of pics on Facebook: Tara and Dave with baby Eden, Shelly and

Corey Bearak
May14
Thanking mom
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Happy Mother’s Day to the all moms, especially the three most important ones in my life.   After basketball yesterday, I gave thought to this blog and realized not only this one falls on Mother's Day but what I posted last year fell on the day (and as long as I get to blog on Sundays, I easily claim this and other cool topics). I searched back an

Corey Bearak
Nov27
Your Move
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I hope all enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day and weekend that followed with family, friends, colleagues, however it works best for you. It always involves memories and traditions, some peculiar to some celebrants. Music obviously (See last week (and of course you can still comment there as well as today).) plays a role here.   Many of us play Alice’s

Corey Bearak
Jun19
Jax
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Pets never made a regular presence at "Grand Junction," the name (my daughter) Marisa gave our place on Four Square.  Occasionally we watched my nephew Douglas' hamsters; that seems ages ago.   One of the four-legged variety seems capable of infusing himself as if he lived here each visit:   Our niece Tara's little dog, Jackson.   He seems very

Corey Bearak
Apr24
Seder by visit
Posted By : Corey Bearak

We did not host this year.  We always hosted; tradition of sorts, and not just for Passover. Noneless, we joined my good friend Joshua for the seder he hosted with his wife Linda; I found myself rather relaxed with no carving and other related duties; we enjoyed the company and the food. The next night we joined my mom in a restaurant for a 2nd nig