Lifestyle
Last year at this time I blogged with great optimism how things looked up for my baseball team.  The season that followed failed to meet my expectations, especially on the pitching side.  Lost Thor before the season started and Stroman opted out.  Pitching depth never overcame such a deep loss; it reverberated on the bullpen as usually happens.  Nonetheless despite no signings of the top free agents at fielding positions 1, 2 and 8, the experts find gear merit in the first ro...
A year ago I found myself blogging about how “my” baseball team messed up things, some not its fault, some self-induced with the selection of a new manager. Perhaps fitting under the prior never ready for prime time owners. Things changed this off-season, perhaps not soon enough, but certainly in satisfying ways for most, if not all, fans of my team which (obvious to most readers) plays at Citifield.   This year some signings – a well-regarded catcher and a talented relief pi...
56 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Buffalo Bills, Gotham, Mets
I often look back at what I drafted the previous year before I compose the instant blog.  Peaking at that 2020 commentary really focused on the contrast in how we live today, still under a Pandemic but hopefully vaccinated, or on the verge of receiving this protective measure.  Last year – joined by a few friends – I watched a playoff game albeit not featuring my still failing team (at least they rid it of the coach who ought never have been given the reins to that team wrong...
77 days ago 14 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Snow
(Saturday’s blogger’s commentary yesterday in part inspired this musing about the aftermath of the recent snowfall.) Friday’s blogger texted me yesterday to call; I called his cell.  His talented artist wife picked up and explained he was shoveling his driveway.  When he called back, I admonished him for the exertion; I related the story of Grandpa Sol’s brother Julie and his ill-fated attempt to dig out his cab (Think something like the pic above left.) after a 1960s storm....
112 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Archie Spigner, Bob Harris
As time goes on we periodically face loss. Over the last several weeks, I (and many others) experienced the loss of two special people. One a long-time civic leader in my home borough of Queens; the other a major political figure in the life of New York City and state. This past week, we lost Bob Harris who was one of two “Founders” – a designation in the founding by-laws I drafted to serve for life on the board – of the boroughwide Queens Civic Congress. Bob who held that p...
133 days ago 10 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Other topics always intervened. And something nice occurred yesterday but covering it follows a different timetable. As Friday’s blogger knows and experienced, and like Saturday’s blogger (aka “wheelman”), this commentator knows how to and skillfully weaves in and out of slower moving traffic where poor or just lazy drivers slow things down inappropriately. Some drivers ought NEVER enter any interstate or limited access highway.  Some do not know how to gently ease on to a...
Tomorrow often signals to many the end of the summer even though the solstice come a few weeks later. Sitting outside with Shelly before we dined on our deck, she noted how she how Monday would normally mean the end of a summer break many – students and most who work in city schools – enjoy; she also volunteered how that no longer applies to her (Perhaps a topic for a future blog.). With the impact of COVID putting a kibosh on many in-person business gatherings, and other mee...
203 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Outside-Office
One of my fave Stones’ LPs, Aftermath, offers a fine title to this blog. Besides Tropical Storm Isaias cutting out my power (and thus cable and Internet), a fair amount of branches and leaves littered my yard and deck. My outside monitor, albeit covered also took a hit; its replacement, same as I use in my office, arrived midweek. It “rested in the dining room awaiting deployment.   Yesterday, was the day to set things back up and clear the debris. (Not before, just after; j...
The title represents one of two relevant song titles I considered after deciding on this blog. You see I had another topic in mind – another discussion – perhaps another day, certainly another blog. When I retired for Friday eve, I opted to bring the laptop upstairs to leave on the dining room table for easy outside deployment yesterday. The laptop allows me to deploy the larger external monitor that, in many ways represents the outside office covered in some of my prior blog...
273 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: MacBook, Mets, Mariners, MLB
The week just past I got to enjoy my outside office a bit more. Interestingly an important component failed midweek. My external monitor just went kaput. Fortunately, I had a temporary backup at hand. The week before Marisa asked me if I had an extra external monitor. I did but not on site. I was able to retrieve it before last weekend; I kept it deployed elsewhere (the photo upper left suggests it location) for when set up shop at client’s office nearby. It turned out the ne...
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