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YES WE CAN…

I’ve been quoting Charles Dickens’ lines from A Tale of Two Cities a lot lately: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it… read more

WHEN THE GIG IS UP…

Whether you’re an actor, a politician, a CEO, a television news anchor, a fireman, a teacher, a stand-up comic or an exotic dancer, there comes a time when the gig is up. Your contract expires, they bring in new “talent,” the play closes, you’re invited to “retire early,” (or you just decide to see what else is happening “out… read more

WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE…

A few weeks ago on a freezing cold day, (my fingers were numb in spite of my wearing two pairs of gloves), I took our Golden Retriever, Willa (you know Willa…) for a walk near Central Park. As usual, we headed over to the Guggenheim Museum where we always meet wonderful dog-loving people who drop… read more

LET THE SPARKS FLY!

“Are you crazy??!” Anyone ever ask you that when you’ve come up with some hair brained (in their view) idea, some totally off the wall point of view, a completely wacko sounding concept? It happens to me often. And hey, lots of times “they” are right. But not always. Listen, sometimes semi-crazy people do thoroughly… read more

TIME TO GET BACK IN THE GAME…

I know, I know, it seems like a minute ago we were saying, “What?! It’s 2016 already?!? Obviously, the earth is spinning faster than it used to. “Stop the World, I Want To Get Off!” right? Just kidding… Actually, what we need is a brand new, never before touched, anything is possible, bright, shiny, newer than new…year! And… read more

FLYING HIGH

I’ve done a lot of flying lately: long flights, short flights, in between flights – and had some pretty, uh, ‘interesting” experiences. But, there’s one flight which, although a couple of years have past, still takes the cake. In fact, I just wish I could relive it! Here’s the story as I wrote it right after it happened…… read more

HELLO, STRANGER…!

I will never forget when, shortly after moving to NYC, I took my very first bus ride down Fifth Avenue to go to work. As I walked down the aisle, looking for an empty seat, I smiled and said hello to everyone who happened to look my way. Hey, I’m from Ohio, okay? That’s how we… read more

NO EXPERIENCE IS EVER WASTED …It’s all good

Recently, someone whom I’d just met was reading my bio and noted that I’d majored in acting at Yale Graduate School of Drama. “Wow, that must have been a lot of work,” he said, “but what does that have to do with your career? I mean, you’re obviously not an actor now. Seems like a waste..” “Actually,” I… read more

YOU GOT ME, BABE…

You know our Golden Retriever, Willa. I write about her all the time – and talk about her all the time. Everyone in our family does. When one of us is out of town and calls home, the first thing he or she asks is, “How’s Willa?” The answer is usually, “She’s great! But she misses you….” And… read more

SO WHAT’LL IT BE? QUIT? OR SWIM?

“Judges and timers ready!” shouted the starter. “Swimmers, take your marks!” We all stepped onto our starting blocks, crouched in the start position and waited for the gun. I focused straight ahead, staring at the other end of the fifty-meter pool. The water glistened in the hot Indiana sun. My heart slammed. It was a… read more