Holidays
Corey Bearak
Jul24
Philly
Posted By : Corey Bearak

If you read last week’s blog, you know I posted from Philly. We stayed in the historic part and just a few blocks from our hotel, we could walk to the Museum of the American Revolution. It included a special exhibit of paintings by Don Troiano recreating revolutionary era events; those painting supplemented actual artifacts, munitions, arms, gear,

Corey Bearak
May08
Saluting all the moms
Posted By : Corey Bearak

No surprises this year. And I get spend part of it with two of the three moms in my life. You see I enjoy two moms; not of the Heather has two variety but it would be okay if that were the case. One I share with my brother Richy and our step-bro Jeff, whose dad, since passed, married our mom. Richy and I share with Rob, his mom Jean and our late da

Corey Bearak
Apr17
Our seder(s)
Posted By : Corey Bearak

A nice start to a weekend built around family with Passover seders as main events. Prior to the gathering with daughter Marisa I attended Mets Opening Day, preceded by the Tom Seaver statute unveiling (probably merits its own blog), at Citi Field with daughter Marisa and some friends and clients; just delightful! Later we enjoyed a small seder – c

Corey Bearak
May09
A day for the special moms
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Last year on this day, the #1 mom in my life — obviously the one I live with — got a surprise involving her son visiting our place with his then girlfriend now fiancé.  This year no surprise but a visit nonetheless.  After a campaign HQ opening — outdoors &  masked for my newest client, I returned to pick up Shelly and begin a drive to Amherst,

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

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