Monthly Archives: May 2015

MY FRIEND, JAKE

I wrote the “Motivator” below a couple of years ago, but a week ago I read it al oud, along with a few others, at a “Monday Morning Motivator…How Good Could You Make It?” book party. It struck such a chord with the audience that I thought I’d “reprise” it for those of you who read… read more

“I DON’T WANT TO BE A BALLERINA!”

When our daughter, Kate, was about ten years old, she took classes at the renowned School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center. And because SAB, as it was called, was  a “feeder” of young talent to the annual “Nutcracker” performance at the New York State Theatre, Kate got to play an angel and a soldier (the one who… read more

GO WITH IT…

Recently I had a blood test as part of a routine physical. It’s not my favorite thing. I have, according to my doctor, “The tiniest veins in the northern hemisphere…” So, in spite of the vats of water I drink to plump them up, in spite of the doctor using the thinnest possible needle, it has always… read more

FORGET “PLAN B…”

“So what’s your fall back position? What’s Plan B??” That’s somebody asking you – or me – what we plan to do if the game-changing, best-idea-this-lifetime we’re out to make happen…doesn’t work. Wait, are you kidding?? “Fall back position”?? “Plan B”??” “Plan A” doesn’t work?? What if President Kennedy had added at the end of… read more