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3 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  My husband might call this an addition to my ever growing “book of useless information.” I was reading the other day about the importance of salt in history. Yes, salt – that condiment that goes great with French fries. Apparently, in ancient and medieval times, salt was in important form of currency. Great trades took place in the form of salt, given the significance to food preparation and preservation. Salt was so valuable it seems that Roman soldiers were often a...
10 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  There was a crowd on the platform but the train was sitting in the station with the doors open. It was obvious that something was going on inside one of the cars since handfuls of MTA workers were hovering inside and around. No one seemed particularly anxious but something bad was going down.     Soon, we learned that there was a passenger on the train in need of assistance. A woman was passed out on the bench and was clearly in distress. One irate New Yorker on the platf...
17 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
    Here goes my annual tradition. I’m not a huge football fan but I watch the Super Bowl every year, mostly for the commercials (and the half time show). I tried to come up with my top five commercial list -- but I wound up with six. So here goes! My 2019 Superbowl most memorable commercial list in no particular order.     1. T Mobile: The multiple commercials with cute texting exchanges were clever. I particularly liked the one where a daughter is talking to her dad who i...
24 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  We are having a new member orientation today. We haven’t had one in a while and I am looking forward to it.     At these sessions we get to talk about Gotham history and lore and what we have learned about how members can maximize their Gotham experience. We know that Gotham is big and there are so many opportunities to make new friends but that can be overwhelming. We started doing these sessions years ago to try to share some tips for getting the most out of Gotham.   ...
31 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  Sometimes little things make a big difference.     I was listening to a speaker the other day talk about a study that looked at how a smile can affect someone’s perception and even their own mood.     The premise is that even a forced smile starts the process of converting a bad mood to a good one.     Further, smiling at someone across the room communicates that they belong. Think about how powerful just that one look can be.     And, smiling communicates openness ...
38 days ago 23 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  We’ve had some pretty severe lottery fever in recent months. The jackpots are so big that even I have started playing on occasion. Yes, I know that the system was changed so that my chances of winning are even that much smaller but it’s kind of fun to follow the numbers from time to time.     But did you ever play the fantasy game that goes like this – so what will I do the day after I win my multi million dollar jackpot? And the day after that.     I haven’t completel...
66 days ago 10 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  We said goodbye to Bill’s mom on Sunday. I’ve blogged about her in the past and many of you have heard me talk about my mother in law. She was a sharp, intelligent woman who loved good conversation not only about family but the important issues of the world. She was most knowledgeable both because she was an avid reader and because she lived through so many important times.     But the message that I want to send today is a reminder about family and friends. Life is busy...
80 days ago 10 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  There are very few things that get me more riled up than wasting someone’s time, including my own.     Have you had the experience yet of going down to your DMV to get a new Enhanced Drivers License? Well, if not, I suggest some deep breathings exercise, a little meditation, or perhaps a bottle of wine before you go.     I did not have any of those things, but I did have my research skills. Those are well honed after all of these years practicing law.     So, I resear...
87 days ago 10 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  Well, I think I do.     At this time of year I am reminded of what I always credit as my first memory.     I can’t say for sure that it was actually November 22, 1963 but at some point within the few days that followed, I was sitting on my dad’s lap in his recliner in our den. We were watching a news report of President Kennedy’s death. I don’t remember any words, but I distinctly remember my dad pulling me just a little closer and his feeling of great sadness.     C...
101 days ago 9 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  Perhaps it’s the end of an era.     One of my local regular lunch haunts had a big sign in the window last week. “Effective 11/11, we will no longer accept cash.”     I must admit that I usually use a credit card to buy lunch. But I wondered what it would mean if I just wanted to stop in for a cup of coffee. Credit card too? What if someone comes in without a credit card? Will the restaurant really turning away the sale?     I guess I don’t have to carry my mad money ...
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