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ODEY RAVIV
Aug17
Going to Woodstock, 53 Years Later
Posted By : ODEY RAVIV

One of my biggest musical regrets is not getting to Woodstock in 1969.  I had tickets and was frustrated by the Saturday closing of the roads to the site.  I was stuck at the Port Authority Bus Terminal with my rock pal.  To take away the pain, we went to four movies that day!   A few weeks ago, a friend told me that Brandi Carlile would be perform

Nancy Schess
Aug16
Parenting and Baseball
Posted By : Nancy Schess

I am sure you have all seen the news story about the Little League World Series game where two young players displayed not only sportsmanship but compassion.    In an emotional moment, the pitcher sent off a fastball that just got away from him.  Without any intention of injuring the batter, he nonetheless did.  The batter hit the ground and stayed

Rona Gura
Aug15
Early Lessons
Posted By : Rona Gura

Mitch’s blog this week, about the truth, brought back a deep-rooted memory for me. It was a memory that I learned from and carried with me throughout my career.    As a young attorney I was in the midst of one of my first oral arguments before a certain judge. I even remember his name and what it felt like to be conducting the argument in his vast

Corey Bearak
Aug14
Gotham & Knights
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Last culminated a number of important events in the Order Knights of Pythias where I hold a number of roles in NewYork. Last Wednesday, our Grand Chancellor, elected at our Grand Convention last month, delivered his message at a special event called the “Pythian Investiture” and I was “invested” as his “Executive Secretary” (see photo at left where

Mitch Tobol
Aug13
Being honest
Posted By : Mitch Tobol

“Being honest may not get you many friends, but it will always get you the right ones.” Best I can tell, this quote is attributed to John Lennon.    The art of being honest with friends can be tricky. There are those that are blessed with the art of diplomacy and can say pretty much anything and you'll thank them for it. It seems most don't say any

Fred Klein
Aug12
Why Pay?
Posted By : Fred Klein

How much do you pay for your telephone phone bill?Forget about throwback landlines, just your cell phone service plan?I am the arch Luddite, so for me to stumble upon this cost free convenience on the Down-low means that virtually everyone is already in the know!Know what?There are a variety of FREE telephone services available to all of us which w

Benjamin Geizhals
Aug11
Drop-Down News
Posted By : Benjamin Geizhals

I walked into a coffee shop last Sunday morning in Alexandria, Virginia. It was about 10:30. There was a Washington Post for common reading on the table. I looked at the front page and realized that I had already read the articles on line.How I get the news has dramatically changed over the years. Although I am one of the few people I know who stil

ODEY RAVIV
Aug10
Is This The Best New Show?
Posted By : ODEY RAVIV

The critics and viewers seem to agree that “The Bear”, the FX/Hulu series, is brilliant.  The show is set in a frenetic big sandwich shop in Chicago that serves Italian-beef sandwiches.  The lead, Jeremy Allen White from Showtimes “Shameless”, plays an award winning high-end chef in NYC who returns home to save his dead brother’s business.   White

Nancy Schess
Aug09
Naptime
Posted By : Nancy Schess

Anyone remember saying these words out loud when your kids were young only to be met with growling, pleading for five more minutes or some creative bargaining?  Feels like yesterday to me.   They say that youth is wasted on the young.   I have learned that I am huge fan of a nap.  Perhaps I have always been a fan of twenty minutes stolen here and t

Rona Gura
Aug08
Plane Reading
Posted By : Rona Gura

I need recommendations for some good books for vacation reading. I, generally, like to read science fiction or easy read novels.   My husband and I are, hopefully, flying to South Africa at the beginning of September. I say “hopefully” because we have had to postpone this trip twice, all due to the COVID lockdown. So far, we are closer to actually