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FAILING OUR WAY TO SUCCESS…

 FAILING OUR WAY TO SUCCESS… Here’s one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite guys… “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And… read more

“WORK IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE”

“WORK IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE” I found a copy of Kahlil Gibran’s beautiful book, THE PROPHET, recently on a hall table, that seemed to be asking me to pick it up. I’d given the book to our daughter, Abigail as a gift when she graduated from college and she’d obviously been re-reading it. The odd thing was… read more

TRUMP’S UNREALITY SHOW OR…THROWING THE TRUTH UNDER THE BUS

TRUMP’S UNREALITY SHOW OR…THROWING THE TRUTH UNDER THE BUS     In a recent piece he calls “The Truth About Trump,” Michael D. Antonio wrote in the Boston Globe, “Write a biography about Donald Trump and the first question posed by TV anchors, friends and absolute strangers is: Why does the president lie so much?” … read more

GET PERSONAL!

GET PERSONAL!   Seriously!  Especially if you’re a woman running for political office. (Or even if you’re not a woman and not running…)    Sound counter-intuitive? Evidently, it’s not. In a recent front page story in the NY Times, by Kate Zernike, women who are running for office are encouraged to drop the old “I can out-guy any… read more

“I LIKE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE”

“I LIKE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE” I love a lot about Mr. Rogers, but those words might be my favorites. To tell a young person (or an old one…) that the way “they are” right now is not only “good” but that they don’t have to change a single thing…is the epitome in… read more

ANTHONY BOURDAIN: THE REAL DEAL

ANTHONY BOURDAIN: THE REAL DEAL   Anthony Bourdain was one of a kind. I loved everything about him – the way he cooked, the way he talked, the way he laughed. But I really loved watching him eat.    Okay, he wasn’t neat and tidy. (What an understatement.) But I loved the way he loved eating…the way… read more

A DOG NAMED DOMINO (AKA, “WILD THING”)

A DOG NAMED DOMINO (AKA, “WILD THING”)   Many of you knew our Golden Retriever, Willa. I wrote a lot about her. She was a total lover…and was beloved by absolutely everyone who ever met her. Doormen who worked in the buildings up and down East 88th Street all knew her by name and smuggled her “treats”… read more

“IF IT WEREN’T FOR YOU, I WOULDN’T BE ME…”

“IF IT WEREN’T FOR YOU, I WOULDN’T BE ME…”   I found those words written on a piece of paper on a table in a restaurant about a week ago. I left the piece of paper where I found it in case the person who’d left it came looking for it…after I copied down the words.… read more

THE PLAYGROUND

THE PLAYGROUND   I took my usual run in Central Park today and happened to pass the children’s playground as I always do – but this time I stopped just to watch the kids. It was about one o’clock in the afternoon and the playground was packed with loads of little kids running, yelling, jumping… read more

“GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR…”

“GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR…”   When I was in high school in Toledo, Ohio I sang in the choir. I loved it. On a few (very few) really special days I was even allowed to sing a solo. I miss those days a lot.    But I make up for not having them… read more