Lifestyle
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...
37 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...
107 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...
114 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: POCO, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Burritos
Tomorrow starts not just a new month. It’s also an end. A termination. A retirement of sorts. Maybe a beginning but I leave that for another time. I enjoyed it or endured it or perhaps tolerated it for more than a decade. It accompanied me to many an event. It carried a number of important possessions: a “club,” a football, a basketball. a pair of cleats. I started to remove contents on Friday. Business cards. Water bottles. Tire gauge. Phone charger. Lightning cable. A Got...
128 days ago 17 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Friday, I was finally able to set up outside. I even tweeted about it (See pic above left.). This morning I expect to get some final pieces in place for the deck. It requires a curbside pickup but I prefer not endure a weekday delivery and interference with my workdays/week upcoming It was great to take breakfast yesterday morning and actually read my papers on my reclining chaise lounge; even broke out my outside coffee maker! We got out that afternoon and participated in...
142 days ago 22 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Finally a really nice day. It's a good morning...and I'm feelin' fine.   I prepared for it for several weeks, setting up my deck aka the outside office (as I outlined in a prior blog). I made Shelly and this correspondent my specialty omelets (sauteed onions, garlic and ginger) topped with Muenster Cheese. Shelly has hers with a toasted English Muffin; I preferred the Bialys. We both enjoyed my morning brew (hers was a second helping as she prefers Dunkin’). After our tasty ...
Looking back several weeks I wrote of concert plans. Earlier this week I emailed with my friend Jason about the postponement of an amazing show scheduled for last Thursday at the Kings Theatre; we had plans to see John Fogerty; from Fogerty’s site we knew for a few weeks of the show’s postponement but LiveNation only emailed something formal this week (that remains a whole other discussion and I read that many ticket holders expressed upset how many events continue to hold th...
156 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Shut in some but how can I complain when many experience worse things. I spent parts of the last two and this weekend setting up what I call my outside office. Unfortunately, the weather cooperated not at all in terms of making use of it. What remains for this afternoon involves a power washing of the stairs to the yard but the office space stands ready. My simple goal today involves the power washing and leaving the outside office looking ready. I’ll continue listening t...
The phrase titling this blog comes from lyrics in a John Lennon tune. If I just chose the first two words, it recalls the title of The Doors’ second LP, Strange Days, featuring their second hit, “People Are Strange.”   We keep reading how less busy those not working in “critical” aka “essential” functions find themselves. Perhaps. Not here. Since things came to a head one would think some us would have more time. In meetings of my Gotham Network (which hosts this and six othe...
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