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Rona Gura
Feb12
Are the Times Truly Changing?
Posted By : Rona Gura

  Last weekend, I noticed a common theme in several stories in the Sunday Times. There were three major stories concerning the sexual harassment and assault of women. On the front page of the main section, there was an in depth story detailing the investigation and acts of Dr. Lawrence Nassar, who sexually assaulted numerous young female athletes.

Rona Gura
Feb05
Monday Morning Repercussions
Posted By : Rona Gura

  It’s that time of the year again, the day after the Super Bowl. Every year there’s debate about whether to make the day after the Super Bowl a national holiday since most people are sluggish the next day.     My husband and I host a Super Bowl party every year, so it is a very long night for us. Last year, I had a court hearing scheduled the n

Rona Gura
Jan29
Good Gifting
Posted By : Rona Gura

  I love giving a good gift. Yesterday we attended my friend’s seventith  surprise party. For a month I have been racking my brain trying to figure out what to get him. As of last week, all I could think of was a  gift card.     Finally on Friday, I found the perfect gift. My husband and I travel with the friend whose birthday it was. So, clearly

Rona Gura
Jan15
It's A Matter of Trust
Posted By : Rona Gura

  This blog is not so much about the story that I’m relaying. This blog is about trust.     The same woman, Rachel, has been cutting and coloring my hair for the past ten years. On Saturday morning, I had an 9:00 a.m. appointment for a cut and color. The salon called me early in the morning to tell me that Rachel was ill and would not be coming

Rona Gura
Jan08
It Took A Gotham Village to Get Me to Brazil
Posted By : Rona Gura

It’s that time of the year again, Gotham invoices are available for payment. And, invariably, this is the time when I hear members asking, “What has Gotham done for me?”  Here’s my answer to that question, this is what Gotham has done for me. As most of you  who read my blog know, I love to travel but I am a very fearful flyer. Bill Solz, Gotham t

Rona Gura
Jan01
It's That Time of Year Again
Posted By : Rona Gura

As today is New Year’s Day, I thought it would be interesting to learn how we developed the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. Using Google as my research tool, I learned the Babylonians made promises to their deities at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making

Rona Gura
Dec25
My Favorite Treats
Posted By : Rona Gura

One of the most fun aspects of this time of the year, for me,  is all of the treats that are delivered to my office. We’ve gotten Lindt chocolates, baked brownies, and chocolate covered pretzels. While I try to limit my intake, it  is exciting to see what gift will be delivered next.   My husband’s office gets similarly inundated with treats. Last

Rona Gura
Dec18
Living With My Fears
Posted By : Rona Gura

In an effort to find a favorite blog for the Gotham Gazette I read a few of my older blogs. One of first blogs concerned an attempt to overcome a personal fear. Rereading the blog several years later inspired me to revisit the topic.   As many may know I love to travel. As many of you may not know I am an extremely  fearful flyer. In that blog, I w

Rona Gura
Dec11
David Cassidy-My First Crush
Posted By : Rona Gura

I was so saddened by the news last week of the death of David Cassidy. He truly was my first child hood crush.   As a young girl, I remember saving up $8.00 in cash and coins and mailing it all away to be a part of his fan club.  Immediately upon receiving the posters and small heart stickers with his  picture on them, I proceeded to cover my walls

Rona Gura
Dec04
It's All About the Change
Posted By : Rona Gura

Several years ago-after Hurricane Sandy-my husband and I decided to apply for a grant, through N.Y. Rising, to raise our home above flood level.  After several years of applications, submissions of plans, costs etc. and a variance hearing, work is set to begin on our home tomorrow.   During the construction, the bottom level of our home will be obl

Rona Gura
Nov27
Cameras Down
Posted By : Rona Gura

I am hoping that this blog is not read as a political blog. Rather, I hope it’s read as a blog about family.   I was saddened to see pictures, on the internet, of Malia Obama tailgating before a Harvard football game. There were allegations that she was doing much more than tailgating, but, when I realized what I was looking at I quickly clicked of

Rona Gura
Nov06
Shark Tank
Posted By : Rona Gura

I am a big fan of “Shark Tank.”  I love seeing the different products and hearing the sharks’ reactions to them. But I think what I enjoy the most is hearing the advice the sharks give the entrepreneurs.  If you listen closely, sometimes it’s almost a master’s class in running a business.   Recently, Mark Cuban said something that really resonated

Rona Gura
Oct23
Cyber Bullying Revisited
Posted By : Rona Gura

  About five years ago, I wrote a blog about the issues I was having with a former client who owed my firm significant money. He had taken to the internet to disparage me and my firm in order to have leverage over his debt. The blog essentially centered on the help I received from others to deal with this sort of extortion.  Through that experience

Rona Gura
Oct16
The Dangers of Panty Hose
Posted By : Rona Gura

It happened again last week. I was rushing to get to work on time and, while putting on my panty hose, I noticed a run in them. I quickly grabbed another pair. As I was now late, I rushed to put on the new pair. In my haste,  my finger went through them causing a hole.   Happily, I was able to get the third pair on without any mishaps and get to wo

Rona Gura
Oct09
Ice, Crushed or Cubed?
Posted By : Rona Gura

Recently, I wrote about a controversy in my home, toilet seats up or down. And I was grateful for all the responses. Apparently, there is another debate brewing in my home and it concerns ice, crushed or cubes?   My refrigerator makes both crushed ice and ice cubes. I have learned that I seem to have an aversion to crushed ice. My daughter loves to

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