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Benjamin Geizhals
Sep16
First Days of School
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

For me, there will always be a sense of new beginning in September. It’s probably the remnant of years of new school years so long ago.Over the last few days, Flo and I have received pictures of our grandchildren on their first days of school. Bright smiles with cautious enthusiasm and expectation…and the mandatory backpack filled, or to be filled,

Benjamin Geizhals
Sep09
Leaving
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

Many years ago, as I was packing the car after a nice vacation for the trip home, I shared my feelings about leaving our idyllic vacation spot with a fellow guest. “If you don’t leave, you can never come back.”   I have shared those wise words many times.   And the wisdom of the message is sound guidance beyond the vacation. If we never leave our z

Benjamin Geizhals
Sep02
The Last Time
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

It had been two years since our last visit to Martha’s Vineyard and many things had changed. Places that we had frequented over our many annual visits had closed.And I thought about the last time we had been to those places.It is humbling that you really don’t know the last time you will be somewhere. Although a frequent parting remark is “See you

Benjamin Geizhals
Aug26
Karma on MV
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

Our week on Martha’s Vineyard began with an amazing spiritual journey in Karma. We joined Flo’s brother’s family who had arrived on the island earlier. And the karma began …. First it was our nephew who was behind someone who dropped a hundred dollar bill. Justin picked it up and caught up with the unaware and returned the bill. And the next evenin

Benjamin Geizhals
Aug19
Friends in Falmouth
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

On our way for a week on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s been two years since our last visit.There’s a lovely French patisserie in Falmouth, Massachusetts, the town where we’ll spend a night before taking the ferry to MV. The patisserie is a great place to enjoy a morning pastry and coffee.Last time we were in Falmouth - in August of 2019 - we walked out o

Benjamin Geizhals
Aug12
Balls at the Beach
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

Last weekend we were at the beach. Have you ever noticed how many balls there are at the beach?There were kids kicking balls and grownups throwing them—on the sand and in the surf. There were people throwing balls to dogs who charged with glee to retrieve them in the waves. There were men smacking a little ball with paddles...trying to keep the vol

Benjamin Geizhals
Aug05
The Farm System
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

Last week, Fred blogged about the talent in their minor league system that has bolstered the Yankees, and Fred, as the regulars are sidelined by positive tests for Covid.Minor league teams are essential to major league teams. The farm system, as it is called, is where talent is “farmed” and sowed for the support and succession of the big league tea

Benjamin Geizhals
Jul29
Listening to Birds
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

My four year old grandson and I were sitting in the backyard last Saturday watching the birds and thoroughly enjoying the beautiful weather. Birds were chirping and we heard a distinctively loud cackle followed by an answering cackle.We smiled as we realized that the birds were talking to each other.“What do you think they are saying to each other?

Benjamin Geizhals
Jul22
The Commute
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

My commute is back. Some never stopped but, for me, the easing of restrictions allows a gradual and deliberate return to the office.Getting to the office means commuting — in my case, a twenty to thirty minute drive. I had commuted to work my whole life — until March of 2020. As with so many of us, working remotely cut my commute to a few steps.Whi

Benjamin Geizhals
Jul22
The Commute
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

My commute is back. Some never stopped but, for me, the easing of restrictions allows a gradual and deliberate return to the office.Getting to the office means commuting — in my case, a twenty to thirty minute drive. I had commuted to work my whole life — until March of 2020. As with so many of us, working remotely cut my commute to a few steps.Whi

Benjamin Geizhals
Jul15
On Line
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

I was in line at a liquor store on the North Fork of Long Island to purchase a bottle of local wine when the man in front of me bent over to take a small airline size bottle of liquor from the bin in front of the register.“One dollar” said the cashier, “plus tax”.The man put a dollar bill down and reached into his pocket searching to see whether he

Benjamin Geizhals
Jul08
Bird Watching
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

We have a bird feeder in our backyard. Watching the birds, I’ve learned a few things.Birds like to eat. Put out bird food and they’ll come.Birds of different species generally do not hang out together. Rarely do I see birds of different species share the feeder. I wish I could change this, but it seems to be true that birds of the same feather floc

Benjamin Geizhals
Jul01
Good Deeds
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

We were sitting outside having dinner at a local restaurant and Flo noticed a woman at a table nearby whose handbag was on the pavement by her seat.“She could really use a Clipa.” One of those handy rings (available from Refined Finds) that hangs a handbag from the table and keeps it off the ground. Flo wondered whether she had an extra in the car.

Benjamin Geizhals
Jun24
The Gift
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

The small package was left on my desk. There was a package in a package and on the outside of the inner package was a note. “Ben - Like you, I always keep a pen in my pocket. And, I also loved my Space pen. I don’t have any more of those but thought these might be a nice substitute. Enjoy and be well. Neal” Fellow Gothamite Neal Berman had read my

Benjamin Geizhals
Jun17
My Pen
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

For many, many years I had a black Fischer space pen. The black matt was chipped - a respectable sign of its being well utilized over so many years.Last February, I lost it.I replaced it a few weeks later. New black matt finish.Last weekend, we were sitting outside in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts having an iced coffee. I heard the clink of the p

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