You know how sometimes the most difficult situations can turn into gifts in disguise? I recently got the gift of time, in the form of 18 days between jobs. It may not sound like a lot, but I realized I have NEVER, EVER taken that many consecutive days off in my entire career. Just like … Continue reading 18 Days
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
I love the movie Groundhog Day. I love the movie Groundhog Day. (Sorry, couldn’t resist the little repetition joke … little repetition joke … o.k. I’ll stop!) Anyway, here’s a quick recap … A cynical, cranky weatherman (Bill Murray) is forced to live the same day over and over. Spoiler alert: It’s Groundhog Day. And … Continue reading Groundhog Day, revisited
Hi everyone. As I hinted about in my last blog, I’m going through a pretty major transition in my work life right now. Basically, I’m in the midst of finishing off my current job at my current company; looking for a new one; exploring and educating myself on all kinds of severance, retirement and benefits … Continue reading The blog remains the same
I love the show New Amsterdam, which immediately follows my favorite show, This Is Us, on channel 4 (NBC), Tuesday nights. It’s sometimes a little over the top in terms of the amount of drama, even chaos, happening all through the Emergency Room (ER) of this hospital – for patients, doctors and other personnel. But … Continue reading How can I help?
The longest relationship in my life (besides my parents) is with my piano. My parents bought the Hardman upright right after they got married in 1958 as their first piece of real furniture in our small apartment in Flushing, Queens, New York. My mom started playing when she was pregnant with me and to this … Continue reading My piano
I’ve always loved singing. Since I was a little kid. And all through school, I sang in choruses, chorales and choirs. I’m a pretty good singer, I guess, in that I can basically carry a tune and have a fairly nice alto tone. But, mirroring my personality, I’m also pretty shy about it. I can … Continue reading The Voice (still not the TV show!), Part 2