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Corey Bearak
Dec19
Lady Knights
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I suspect folks who attended the Gotham Happy Hour on Friday might expect one of my musicals blog. Suspect they need to wait until the proverbial next year, to apply the well-used cliché. Instead, I prefer to hail and welcome a significant change in the fraternal Order Knights of Pythias. The Order, founded in Washington, DC, in 1864, became the fi

Corey Bearak
Dec12
A lot leaves to be desired
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Yesterday, the City (of New York) was to collect fallen leaves put out for collection in Paper Leaf Bags or open containers from residential.  Originally there were two dates for collection but the one for the weekend after Thanksgiving got nixed with little fanfare.  So I fulfilled my "obligation" to gather the leaves not yet bagged to put out for

Corey Bearak
Nov21
Join Gotham Green's special Awards Announcement
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I am excited. So is Friday’s blogger. So is my co-NotY (from 2011) and “my” GC.  GOtham GREEN®   announces the 2021 Gotham Green Awards® this week. Yes, in advance of Thanksgiving, Tuesday, November 23 at 4:00 p.m. we will present an eclectic and diverse group of winners. While we know who, you have to join the Zoom to find out.  Gotham Green Awar

Corey Bearak
Nov07
MAD Giving
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Halloween and Election Day are old news now (well for most of us) and Thanksgiving Day approaches.  With that I often think about the day after when my Pythian Lodge holds a BINGO fundraiser the night after. But, a few years back, an event a few days later captured my attention; and this year I opt to focus attention on it a bit earlier:  Giving Tu

Corey Bearak
Oct31
Tattoo who
Posted By : Corey Bearak

At Gotham Happy Hour I shared something about today’s Gotham blog. Friday’s blogger remarked nice to not discuss my outside office (he used a different term!).  Well I did go there but only to retrieve the coffee pot so Shelly’s brew could remain in the thermal pot parked inside the kitchen-based coffeemaker. And I still found some time for yardwor

Corey Bearak
Oct17
Two weeks of celebrations.
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Last night was the last of two consecutive birthday celebrations involving the Bearak household.  The need to herald the Gotham Green Awards and call for applications via last week’s commentary sort of combine this into one.  Last night I tweeted, “Finally seeing the historical play on Broadway developed by the very talented son of my friend ⁦‪@Veg

Corey Bearak
Oct03
A special day in the park
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Last weekend it was Saturday in the Park; this past week the park theme continues but on Friday:  Our son got married Friday afternoon. In Central Park. The Shakespeare Garden.    Jonathan and Carrie met at NYU. Grad student Jonathan approached undergrad Carrie in Washington Square Park seven years ago. Though outdoors, the location (and the perm

Corey Bearak
Jan17
Put me in coach, I'm ready to
Posted By : Corey Bearak

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 tea

Corey Bearak
Mar03
Spring ball
Posted By : Corey Bearak

When March arrives I anticipate and look forward to Spring. I think more about Baseball with opening day at the end of the month of late. Some other things of note occur on the Sports side. March Madness means College Hoops and pools for many. Football Free Agency starts in less than two weeks on March 14 (the draft about six weeks later, April 25-

Corey Bearak
Feb17
Spacing out
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Something that you learn more by observation than doing. Spacing out certain hard – aka physical – work. I still enjoy tending to my yard. Do not mind the exercise; though alternative exercise activities such as basketball or swimming I certainly enjoy why “playing.” This weekend – due to the famed midwinter recess closing the gym (in my boyhood el

Corey Bearak
Jan13
She Shed Says It All
Posted By : Corey Bearak

She made sure her husband enjoys a nice space (one might say two). But this commentary leaves any more discussion of my “offices” for another time; definitely not here. Thursday afternoon Shelly texts me she expects a delivery.   I did not give much thought to what it might be but mused it might relate to her new space in our home.   You see the s

Corey Bearak
Dec16
Growin' Up
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Though a special netflix program goes "live" today, this blog despite the title, involves that artist not at all. You see this weekend centers around my daughter and a milestone for her. She’s home a week ahead of that and already gathered in family and added some miles to her mom's vehicle re-connecting with friends nearby and regional. She made

Corey Bearak
Oct28
Full Circle
Posted By : Corey Bearak

The Noreaster caused some concern here going into this weekend. I looked forward to the disposition of many cans of paint that accumulated over several years in the shed, and various closets in my home. Ditto for the remnants of electronic – three laptops and a few external keyboard represented all that remained after taking advantage of various el

Corey Bearak
Oct21
place of assembly
Posted By : Corey Bearak

After basketball I chatted with Joe who plays (well but) intermittently of late about Shelly’s plans for me. He teased – perhaps he meant it – that I’d be spending hours putting together a chaise she purchased and arrived earlier this week – in three boxes. Yesterday morning before ball, Shelly started to open the boxes. I joined in. I suggested sp

Corey Bearak
Sep30
"5"
Posted By : Corey Bearak

So much experienced last week. Some truly tragic involving loss.  Revelations about hurt inflicted on others. Developments (ongoing) on the government side (not just in D.C.). A very successful function supporting a great program including its two centers serving seniors (where I serve as board chair). A great concert and an anniversay both of whic