- From the Forest to the Shore, Connecticut, USA
- March 12
- Director of Change
- An unnamed non-profit health care provider
- Change is good...that's what I keep telling my colleagues. It's difficult and hard. It's challenging and rewarding. It's fraught with peril. It needs to be done...yesterday!
MY RECENT POSTS
- Bombs don't kill and maim
people, people kill people.
April 20, 2013 08:35PM
- Random attacks on Civilians
are not going away.
April 17, 2013 06:01PM
- Which NFL team will have its
first player "Come Out?"
April 06, 2013 01:38PM
- My true top 10 all time
favorite writers of Open Salon
April 01, 2013 09:42PM
- A Man should know how to take
NO for an answer.
March 20, 2013 06:58PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “You're in my
April 22, 2013 07:24PM
- “What about Zeke?”
April 21, 2013 05:51PM
- “In my case it would be
an awfully hard sell.”
April 20, 2013 08:42PM
- “They have singing Tango
messages in Argentina. They
April 20, 2013 08:41PM
- “I don't a have a
comment, other than your
April 19, 2013 06:55PM
It sure is tough trying to figure you out. Ever since that night when I was six years old and you tossed Mom and me out of the apartment, with all of our clothes, too.
I remember long the walk up to Nana's on Park Terrace West in… Read full post »
The iSore brought to you by Steve Jobs and Apple
photo credit Cupertino City Council
The corporate world has been described for decades as a rat race. Many corporate mid-management types would contend that their miserable lives are spent going in circles trying to get work done while the… Read full post »
10. I speak my mind and wouldn't be able to stay "on message."
9. When another politician lied, I'd call them a liar.
8. I'd speak truth to power.
7. I would campaign for the death penalty for White Collar criminals.
6. I would campaign to revoke the citizenship of those… Read full post »
Should we just chalk up Anthony Weiner's titillating twitter episode as Married Men who do stupid stuff? or Married Politicians who do stupid stuff?
Certainly marital betrayal is not a subject that should be exploited for humor. As someone whose ex-wife was unfaithful I can relate to the pain, anger… Read full post »
I was raised to be tolerant and respectful of people's view's who are different than my own. Unfortunately when it comes to the "quittah from Wasilla," I can't help but be a Hypocrite. In no tiny way, either.
Sarah Palin is, in fact, a marketable commodity. There is a segment of… Read full post »
With "Dr. Death" Jack Kevorkian's obit in the New York Times, I thought of a wonderful lede to accompany it.
Headline: Dr. Jack Kevorkian proponent of "Assisted Suicide" dies at 83.
Lede: Dr, Jack Kevorkian, known to many as "Dr. Death" died today at age 83 after trying unsuccessfully to… Read full post »
Juxtaposed in the New York Times obituaries yesterday were two giants in there respective fields. Murray Handwerker, was the son of Nathan Handwerker, founder of Coney Island's Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs. His father purportedly borrowed 300 dollars from Jimmy Durante and Eddie Cantor (long before… Read full post »
I've been channeling my inner Republican lately. What you say? We all have one, but fortunately, that inner urge is overruled by one's conscience. I do sometimes let it get the better of me. For example, I filed my taxes earlier this year, to get my refund sooner, a hedge against… Read full post »
As a non-Christian, I watched with bemused detachment about the pronouncements that the world will end Saturday May 21st at 6 p.m. For some of us, we thought the beginning of the end of the world as we know it, started on January 20th, 1981.
While many might start viewing this date with… Read full post »
Perhaps it's the certitude that all should love their mother. Even when their mother had been manipulative, abusive and mentally ill. Even when they've been disowned by their mother.
Perhaps it's the long mis-held notion that a woman is a complete being only if she has borne a child. Perhaps it… Read full post »
The New York Times reports that among the data collected from bin Laden's palatial estate in Abbottabad were proposals to attack America's railroads.
"A rushed examination of the trove of materials from the compound in Pakistan prompted Obama administration officials on Thursday to issue a warning th… Read full post »
Fox News would support the Confederacy.
Lincoln would be a RINO (Republican in Name Only).
Hannibal Hamlin would be ridiculed like Joe Biden
George McClellan would appear on This Week and criticize US Grant.
Lincoln would be known as the Great Equivicator.
Mary Lincoln would be criticized for being… Read full post »
Flashback three weeks ago. Riding on the ferry from Staten Island to Manhattan, a tourist from Ithaca, New York sat next to me and struck up a conversation. It was unseasonably warm for April and the tourists on the ferry that day were rewarded with warm breezes and clear blue skies.
"It se… Read full post »
For the first time in decades Connecticut's executive and legislative branches are both in the same political party. Democrat Dannel Malloy was able to get a budget passed, programs cut, and taxes raised in his first semester as Connecticut's governor, despite handwringing, naysaying and mudslin… Read full post »
It didn't take long for this intrepid reporter to find a list of Osama bin Laden personal effects captured during Sunday night's raid by U.S Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
In an exclusive interview, I was able to get the list of personal effects found in the compound that allegedly was… Read full post »
Certainly the events of the last Sunday night have captured the hearts, minds and attention of the world. The jubilant reactions here in the U.S. have surprised me. It's a free country, and people have a right to free assembly, but I didn't see the need for high fives or flag… Read full post »
I've done this before. Twice. I tell you two truthful statements and one lie. You select the correct answers. Then you post two truths and one lie.
Any Questions? Let's begin:
I sat in the cockpit of the Vice President's plane Air Force Two.
I sat at the controls of what… Read full post »
A few weeks ago I got a voicemail from my wife. "Sweetie, an MTA police officer stopped by to talk to you about your blog." I was in the tunnel that runs between Grand Central Terminal and 125th St and was without a cell signal.
I took a later train than usual… Read full post »
I had returned to New York after a 35 year absence, and had recently been married, My wife and I were living apart during the week and we saw each other on weekends.
I'd come home from work to a sparsely furnished one bedroom apartment. I had free internet in the building… Read full post »
Please look at these ten ideas in their entirety.
1. Eliminate "limited liability" for corporations. They want "freedom of speech" like individuals, let them be "liable for law suits" just like individuals. Put the shareholders, board of directors, and the officers of the corporation… Read full post »
Sidney Lumet passed away this past weekend, and after reading a few of his obituraries, all of which were well done, I looked into my memory for the images of some his movies which are better at defining his work and him than any obiturary writer.
Twelve Angry Men
As the… Read full post »
Here are a few musings this week:
Paul Ryan's "courage" is based on his ability to pander to his base. His numbers don't add up. How moronic.
The Washington media haven't mentioned the word "bipartisan" in over a year. They need a high colonic.
The Red Sox lose six in a… Read full post »
Say what you will about the current crisis in Washington, an uninformed electorate will get what it voted for. It's amazing how things change when we discuss politics.
In early 2009, and throughout the next eighteen months the meme was bipartisanship. The Democrats controlled the White House an… Read full post »
Since I had surgery for my sleep apnea in 2009, my dreams have been incredibly vivid. Shot in Cinerama® or VistaVision®, they are lush with detail, but aren't quite 3-D. Since they are so memorable, I am able to relate them to my wife, who is always envious of my ability… Read full post »
A job interviewer asked me in the 1970s: What is your greatest strength?
My answer: My sophomoric sense of humor.
Needless to say I didn't get the job. Oh how, I painfully lacked self awareness back then. And perhaps now.
I perpetrated a number of practical jokes on April Fool's Day… Read full post »