Monthly Archives: June 2015

HERE’S TO YOU…MAKING IT ALL ABOUT THEM

Look, this is the season for “speeches” – and you might be giving one. Or at least be expected to make a toast – or say something in front of a bunch of people. There are engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, summer office parties – celebrations of all sorts – where saying something is the order of… read more

HOLD FAST…

  I discovered this poem a week ago written on a piece of ragged, yellowed-with-age paper; tucked into a dog-eared copy of A Collection of Poems by William Butler Yeats… At first I was puzzled. “Where the heck did this come from?” I wondered. Then I recognized the untidy, flamboyant writing. It was mine. There was a barely legible date at the top: Sept.13,… read more

YOU GOTTA HAVE HEART…

He was known simply as Hip No.85. He had a tiny scrape on the back of a front ankle that was beginning to swell and every time a prospective buyer came to take a look at him at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale in upstate New York, their offer was lower than the one before. But… read more

IT’S PLAYTIME!

How’d you like to be a four or five year old and spend your time in “play” school or kindergarten sitting at a table, copying letters from the alphabet over and over…and over. Fun, huh? Stimulating? Well, unfortunately, as I learned in a recent piece in the NY Times, written by David Kohn called “Let… read more

“LIKE A DIET OF THE MIND…”

“This man is a genius.” That was the one-sentence letter written in support of the application to Princeton’s doctoral program in mathematics for John Nash who, of course, went on to become one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century. Dr. Nash was killed in a car crash along with his wife, Alicia, Saturday,… read more