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Corey Bearak
Jan15
Made In The Shade
Posted By : Corey Bearak

In my weekly eve and weekend games, the same expectation applies to all players: Get open, get ball, shoot.  And some I play with demonstrate phenomenal shots and range.  I know my spots and when to slide or roll after a pick. Folks found  the ball we used at our last session a bit heavy so maybe the usual bounce or roll that falls into the basket

Corey Bearak
Jan08
Sometimes In Winter - A Snow Day
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I already played two hours of (basket)ball, enough of a workout for any day. I did not anticipate that hours later another workout loomed.   When I left early to drop off Shelly’s dad at a medical appointment before heading to the school to play, it snowed lightly. By the time a reached the school there was an inch covering the sidewalk. I was d

Corey Bearak
Nov13
Closing up shop
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Besides my usual basketball game, this weekend I needed to attend to some seasonal chores.   I covered the air living room conditioner and covering various bedroom air conditioners, and in my home office/ study one casement window and the air conditioner.   Since I still like to “sneak” out to use the deck to read the morning papers or on weekend

Corey Bearak
Oct02
And Now You're Gone
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I knew the time would be soon.   Much of the summer I gave thought to it.   Retirement.   After basketball this morning, I stopped home before continuing on some usual errands, including checking the P.O. Box, gassing up my car, and sometimes a bank deposit.   I needed to pick up a civic association check to pay my neighborhood printer, Gotham's ow

Corey Bearak
Sep18
Seeding a friendship
Posted By : Corey Bearak

This past Friday during lunch in Princeton, my friend architect extraordinaire Josh Zinder asked each attendee to share a story.   Since the next Friday (September 23) marks a special anniversary of sorts, I shared how I met Fred C. Klein or perhaps how Fred met me.   A version of that story, perhaps the definitive one, appears in the March 2016

Corey Bearak
Sep04
The return of the glove
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Almost three years ago (1084 days ago according to this website) I blogged about my glove and giving it up to Marisa in LA. I felt its "loss" last summer at the Gotham City Networking Inc.® Picnic and Softball game at Plainview-Old Bethpage Park. I played 2B in our intra-tribal softball game with a glove borrowed from Ben Geizhals; very kind of B

Corey Bearak
Aug28
Mom's kid Sis
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Many know my deep interest in music and sports.   Well, today we celebrate seven decades for an important figure in my life who influenced and introduced me to both.   The celebration comes a few weeks later than the actual event but most of the family will be there.   Meet my Aunt Audrey. She taught Richy and I baseball when she lived with grand

Corey Bearak
Aug21
Event of the Summer
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Some days remind me of time in a political campaign running from event to event. Yesterday fit that description, including a decision not to squeeze in another “stop.” Morning basketball and then a decision whether to stop at the pool or just go home to change for a client union's picnic. Chose home, then the rains come. Interestingly, the inte

Corey Bearak
Aug14
Mystic Highway
Posted By : Corey Bearak

By the time this commentary appears on the Gotham (City Networking, Inc. ®) website, Shelly and I arrived back from Mystic, CT to our home aptly named “Grand Junction” by Marisa who gave our home that “nom de 'net” on FourSquare. Marisa chose Grand Junction, a place in Colorado, from a Poco instrumental of the same name written by pedal steel guit

Corey Bearak
Jul03
Planning
Posted By : Corey Bearak

A lot of life here revolves around a gym. And not just playing basketball one weekend morning and one weekday eve.  Much of our social life involves dining out and socializing with those I play ball with; it follows a “path' from my youth; we made plans at school and after school in the school yard, or in regular gatherings in the courtyard our ho

Corey Bearak
May22
A website for some Knights
Posted By : Corey Bearak

As some know I enjoy maintaining my own website. Credit my son Jonathan who taught his dad enough code and who built some nifty sites (two still running) while in middle school. With a little help from my son who did not like the planned homepage banner and developed a nicer looking one (see pic), I redeveloped the website for a fraternal and cha

Corey Bearak
May15
Springing Up for Summer
Posted By : Corey Bearak

When self-employed you become very aware of what you do with your time. Whereas my business model prefers not to rely on billable hours typical of attorneys and other professionals, my model involves focusing on clients, their needs, and business development activities during the week (and then some). That means some tasks once squeezed in during

Corey Bearak
May08
Sweet
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Since this blog appears on Mothers Day, let me take a moment to thank the moms, especially mine – and the lovely gal who I helped make one and wish all an enjoyable day!   Five weeks ago today, I blogged about The Spirit of Theresa so please (re-)read for more about the great work of the Foundation and its founders, Susan and Vincent Russo (I also

Corey Bearak
May01
Grand Junction or not
Posted By : Corey Bearak

As this weekend began, we just returned from visiting mom in Florida. The visit includes helping mom some and catching up with friends who relocated there and/ or have places there.  I also enjoy checking out their living spaces and musing about what we might consider if we took the full or partial-time plunge.  I certainly enjoy the outdoor pool a

Corey Bearak
Apr17
The Event Not To Miss
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Gotham City Networking, Inc.® hosts some special events this week.  This afternoon the 4th Annual Gotham Battle of the Bands® at legendary Cafe Wha?  Fred on Friday and I last Sunday already blogged on this; always a fun event.  Our tribe also has a number of joint and regular meetings. check the Gotham City Networking, Inc.® calendar.  Thursday on