Seeing My Long Island Home through Fresh Eyes

Greetings blog followers and hope you're having a GREAT summer! In case you didn't see - or even if you did - I'm sharing here my original, unedited version of the 'Expressway' essay Long Island's Newsday published last Sunday (July 7) ... complete with never-before-seen photos! O.k. I'm being dramatic for effect, but hope you … Continue reading Seeing My Long Island Home through Fresh Eyes

Maybe I LIKE my comfort zone!

WARNING: This blog contains material some readers may find contrarian in nature People always talk about getting out of your ‘comfort zone.’ Stretching your capabilities and horizons. Going further than you thought you could. That’s all fantastic, right? Yes. And no. I’ll admit it. Some of my most memorable moments, and greatest achievements, started with … Continue reading Maybe I LIKE my comfort zone!

Goofus and Gallant

Does anyone remember the comic strip in Highlights for Children magazine, called ‘Goofus and Gallant’? The one where two brothers, true to their names, always acted stereotypically wrong and right, respectively, in every situation? ‘Goofus bullies kids in school’ … ‘Gallant befriends classmates who seem lonely.’ ‘Goofus takes the last piece of fruit from the … Continue reading Goofus and Gallant