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Driving last night, Safe At Home played on my A Good Feeling To Know Radio station on Apple Music. Interestingly, that Souther Hillman Furay tune that opened side two of the original vinyl served as the title of the blog a year ago today.   Right after, came Pure Prairie League’s Two Lane Highway. It made me wonder if my Songs of the Road playlist included that song. It did not! Wondered how that happened.   I actually did a search of “highway” on that play list. The third a...
17 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Hearing about bystanders at George Floyd's trial wishing they had done something and the guards that watched an old lady be beaten and did nothing, I take inspiration from Aristotle. "If you want a virtue, act as if you already have it and then it will be yours. Change comes through action. Act first, then become."   Virtues don’t come through simply by thinking about them. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.   Ted...
18 days ago 41 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
My birthday was Tuesday.  Years are the mile markers of life! Thank you Erin McKenna (and Guy deBoer and Joanne) for allowing me to mark another year (pictured-Erin McKenna photo).   My goal is to, at least, reach Key Largo and who’s to say? With Juice Plus (Shelley Simpson), Tequila (5:30 with Bergers), massage (Jill McFadgen), before Pilates Pilates (Molly Ross), daily walks and bike rides (Charcoal and my 2 wheeler), regular exercise (push-ups, crunches, planks, wall squat...
19 days ago 3 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Thursday, April 1st. April Fool’s Day. Opening Day. The Mets and Yankees begin the baseball season — with fans in the stands for the first time since 2019. “Fool” and “opening”. “Opening” and “fool”. Two words, two concepts. Both associated with the same day. Two words that have considerably different meaning today than they had a year ago. Enjoy the day. ...
20 days ago 4 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Today, I honor our new friend and Founder of The Inspiration Project, Mrs. Barbara Mishkin. Barbara visted our joint Gotham meeting earlier this month and she inspires me, everyday. She's a natural Gothamite. Barbara shares: "A professor gave a balloon to every student, who had to inflate it, write their name on it and throw it in the hallway. The professors then mixed all the balloons. The students were given 5 minutes to find their own balloon. Despite a hectic search, no ...
21 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  I’m not exactly sure why we’ve been going through old papers at my mom’s house lately. Maybe we are all missing my dad. It’s been just four years. I know I truly find comfort in memories. The most interesting thing, however, is that we are learning things about my dad that none of us knew – including my mom. We found an old resume. From it we learned details about his military service in Korea. We knew that he had served but didn’t know that he had received a number o...
22 days ago 9 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
I am sure it has happened to everyone. You are on your way somewhere and realize you forgot your cell phone. It happened to me last week. I was on my way to meet my children for dinner. Ten minutes away from the restaurant I realized I had left my cell phone on the charger in my home.   Initially panic set in. I was too far from my house to retrieve my phone. I started imagining horrible scenarios, such as a client would need me and I would not be available. My husband quick...
A year ago I blogged about gathering virtually for Passover (and for others, on Easter). No one thought then we would still be dealing with COVID19, albeit with many of us “vaxxed” or on the way to be such. Nonetheless its a big deal that we were able to gather in our small but safe core. My daughter took care of making sure a new seder plate she procured for her family got “filled” appropriately. And the daughter stepped in and handled all the kitchen duties for her mom this...
24 days ago 14 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
I can tell more people are back in their offices because the roads are filled again. I had forgotten how it was Pre-COVID with more accidents, bad drivers and traffic jams. The time it now takes me to complete the drive to and from my office has grown.   I usually listen to the radio and in the past couple of days, all the reporters seem to want to talk about is the cargo ship stuck in the Suez canal.   It's one of the world's larger container ships and, according to Bloombe...
25 days ago 19 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
I never think of myself as a snob, but then I got to thinking about biking.   I flat out love biking on my basic 1950s era “2 wheeler”.  The type on which I learned to bike ride way back when.   My problem is that where I am everyone bikes, but many pedal tricycles and the sight of a man wearing a helmet tooling along smoking a cigar on a tricycle rankles me.  Somehow a woman on a tricycle doesn’t bother me as much.   I’m Old School for sure and I suppose I’m just a snob!...
26 days ago 5 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
We were in Washington D.C. last weekend, visiting our children and grandchildren in the District and Alexandria. Two of the immediate benefits of being vaccinated was being able to hug my daughter, who I hadn’t seen in over a year,  and hold my two-month-old granddaughter for the first time. One of our drives took us right by the Capitol. At first I thought there was construction. Then I realized that the fencing — that would keep us from strolling on that grass as we had so ...
27 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Today feels complicated. Close your eyes and think about 10 years ago. What do you see? Who bubbles up for you? Anything special that surfaces? Even 5 years ago seemed so much simpler. A cuppa frothy cappuccino from Small World in Princeton, sitting outside, taking in the morning air, whilst people bustled about. It won’t be long now before I see my friend Dana, drifting about Nassau Street. She was always deep in thought, contemplating the meaning and purpose of life. With...
28 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  I recently presented at a program for lawyers all about Networking (thank you Carol Greenwald for the invitation). As we were preparing for the big day, Carol and I together with our co-presenter, Janet Falk, kicked around a big question – “what do you like most about networking?” Without surprise, we all had slightly different perspectives in answer to the question. For me, it was actually pretty simple.   Networking to me is about making friends – because from those...
29 days ago 10 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
A longtime friend, Melanie, called me last week to tell me that she had been re-watching episodes of “Ally McBeal” on Amazon Prime. Melanie and I met when our children were very young, as single mothers, living in the same gated community. Melanie and I, and our children, quickly became close friends.   Back then, “Ally McBeal” was important to Melanie and me. We would let our children play in one room and she and I would escape to another to watch. It gave us a one-hour es...
As more of us get vaxed and the weather warms – after all we rejoice in the arrival of Spring today, one can envision a return of a summer concert season focusing on outdoor venue. Not sure yet on that as two concerts that were rescheduled to May got rescheduled to next fall. Indeed, many shows we planned to attend before the advent of COVID-19 got rescheduled multiple times. Gotham found a third way when it comes to the return of its annual Battle of the Bands®: A virtual pr...
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