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
Happy 4th of July to all my American readers! Happily, I’m right on the brink of a four-day weekend after a short workday today, thanks to my new job. What’s on the agenda for my holiday time off? First (and maybe foremost), some sleeping in! I love my new job, but a longer commute and … Continue reading Long holiday weekend and some happy news
O.k. so it wasn’t my proudest parenting moment! Jamie had a bad stomach virus. The kind where you can’t stop vomiting, etc. and feel like you want to die. Being long distance, she was calling often, sick and afraid, and we kept telling her it was a terrible feeling but would surely be over in … Continue reading Jamie, Frasier and The Wild Thornberries
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!
“There’s such a thing as manners. A way of treating people. These fish have manners and the fish are coming with me …” Forgive me … I was just lost in another Jerry Maguire movie moment. The one where Jerry (a.k.a. Tom Cruise) dramatically leaves his office after abruptly being fired from the business he … Continue reading R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
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