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30 days ago 5 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Do you create resolutions or have a new focus for the new year? Last night I asked a group of friends what their focus was for 2020. They hesitated and none of them were able to articulate a real response. I have 3 activities I would like to set in motion and accomplish in the new year. 1) One new gal pal to do fun stuff with, have deep talks and provide accountability. 2) To commit to my health first and foremost.(everyday) 3) Go on one very cool adventure with my son. H...
30 days ago 0 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
We were on the 10th hole at Mustang Golf Course in Naples Florida when the phone rang. My husband answered the phone and I picked up my 4 rescue, lined up and swung. The next thing I heard was “I don’t care if your scared, go in and see if she’s OK”. That’s all I needed to hear. Something was terribly wrong. My sister-in-law, died on New Years Eve at the young age of 63 from a massive stroke. No warning, no signs or poor health. Tell those you love that you love them. Spend...
31 days ago 5 comments Categories: Holidays Tags:
    Last week I blogged about National Hugging Day. I liked that blog. It reminded me of a story from my daughter’s high school days (recounted in last week’s blog). I decided to do a little research to see what other National Days were coming up.  I was astounded. The website www.nationalcalendarday.com lists them all. February alone has: National Baked Alaska Day, Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (I like that one), National Day the Music Died Day, National Create a Vacu...
32 days ago 20 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  This blog is not about politics. It’s about  the right-or the decision-to speak about politics.       It’s now “awards season” in the entertainment industry. We have had the Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards, and Grammys. At the beginning of the Golden Globe Awards host Ricky Gervais told the celebrities to without the political commentary from their speeches, as “no wanted to hear what they had to say.” Many of the award winners, such as Patricia Arquette and Michelle Willia...
No secret to frequent followers of this blog, and to many (most? All?) who know me how much I enjoy music, especially of a certain genre. Yesterday, I saw a tweet between to City Council Members I know that I think was trying to equate the quality and state of music today to politics today and a comparison to an earlier era. I replied my view that most of the best music with limited exceptions occurred from 1967 though 1974. Earlier last week, I found myself discussing with m...
34 days ago 12 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
On the surface it might seem to be an easy answer...however there are always two sides to an issue (and sometimes three:). Following are some points I gleaned from debate.org.    For: Education is vital and maybe the source for hope in the future Education improves humanity and preserves the planet There is still more technology and discoveries to be made Against People won't value a free education Free education will cause havoc Who would pay for all the expenses   BTW, ...
35 days ago 21 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Cameras are everywhere and everyone has a camera! One of the secrets of capturing a great photo (or “snapshot”) is having one’s phone camera at the every ready for that special unexpected, once in a lifetime, photo opportunity.   On the other hand, don’t you dare give into the impulse to cross the line and do something questionable in a special unexpected, once in a lifetime, moment as there are cameras everywhere and Big Brother is watching!...
36 days ago 5 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
A friend of mine from the DC area and I have a thing about hats...and sports. Last fall, he sent me a Washington Nationals cap to wear during the Worlds Series. I did. The Nats won. He sent me a Baltimore Ravens cap to wear during the Football playoffs earlier this month. I wore it. The cap drew comments as I wore it in New York. Out of town teams are not usually well tolerated in New York. A friend saw me in the Ravens cap and, being superstitious; saw it as a sign t...
38 days ago 15 comments Categories: Holidays Tags:
  Can you guess which one? It’s National Hugging Day! Apparently, this very special day was created in 1986 to try to get ahead of a season when many people’s spirits might be low. The idea is to share a moment of affection and caring which in essence, shares a smile. It seems that the record of most hugs given by one person in one hour was 1,749. Now that is a lot of hugging. I remember when my daughter was in high school, completely unrelated to National Hugging Da...
39 days ago 15 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  Lately, a lot of my inspiration for my blogs have come from my Weight Watchers meetings. One of the topics we have discussed recently was the importance of relaxation. That topic became relevant last week during a lunchtime discussion at work.       I was having lunch with three other attorneys. During our meal, I asked what their plans were for the coming three-day weekend. One attorney responded that he would be coming to the office on Saturday while the other mentioned t...
40 days ago 15 comments Categories: Games Tags:
The stupid but often true cliché, “The more things change, the more things remain the same.”, carries some resonance this week. I fashion myself a strategist. It certainly involves messaging. So what occurred with Major League Baseball last week really bugged me. I lack the pertinent information to make an informed judgment but it remains clear that things went awry – again – for my baseball team. The excitement about the new manager -- #15 – evolved to anger about a failure ...
41 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
This year is shaping up to be rather contenscious, so I’d like to remind us that it is more important than ever to listen and tolerate the differences that make Gotham such a unique place that inspires connections, business, opportunity and lively conversation.   Although we may differ in our opinions, I would submit that we always be respectful and accepting of your brothers and sisters no matter what their feelings and thoughts. Even if your blood starts to boil, focusing o...
42 days ago 24 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
On October 3rd 1951 New York Giant baseball player Bobby Thomson hit a Home Run which is called “The Shot Heard ‘Round The World” to win the National League pennant against the Giants bitter rival Brooklyn Dodgers. Giant radio announcer Russ Hodges described The Shot in what is considered one of the best, if not the best, calls in sports history as follows: Listen to it by clicking here Many years later I had the opportunity to sit next to the famous Bobby Thomson (pictured)...
43 days ago 4 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
This is about curiosity. We were driving home. A notification came in from our neighborhood alert: there was an accident, reported gunshots, at a major intersection near our home. It was an intersection that we would soon be routinely passing through on our way home. I was already mapping out the detour in my mind. My passenger, Flo, insisted on continuing on our way without diversion. “Let’s see what’s going on”. I had no interest in “seeing” – no curiosity -- b...
44 days ago 3 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
I read an article in the Wall Street Journal last week about Positivity and Negativity in relationships. Hearing the statistics a second time did reinforce what I already knew about words and their effect on relationships. Did you know that for every negative comment you make to someone it take 5 to 7 positive comments to offset the negative?  I'm sure you've heard it before. Our brains pick up and hold onto negative comments. I'm not entirely sure why, but biology would expl...
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