- 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
- Two score and ten years ago
November 21, 2013 08:38PM
- An EP for Sirenita Lake
July 24, 2013 09:33PM
- 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 RECENT COMMENTS
- “You know, Tom, I was
just a bit too young to
November 21, 2013 09:16PM
- “Glad to hear you are
still on that path. They life
about the journey,
September 29, 2013 11:30AM
- “Epic Person”
August 04, 2013 06:35PM
- “You're in my
April 22, 2013 07:24PM
- “What about Zeke?”
April 21, 2013 05:51PM
As I hunker down, for winter storm Nemo, I remember the Blizzard of '78.
My daughters would probably ask if was that eighteen or nineteen 78. Nineteen, thanks very much, girls. I was a 22 year old jock (the industry term for disc jockey or radio announcer) working… Read full post »
In 1960, the first presidential election I have memory of, the first televised debate took place between Vice President Richard Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy. Moderated by CBS's Howard K. Smith (one of the famous Murrow boys), viewers who were polled concluded that JFK was the winner of the debat… Read full post »
Call it intuition, or a sixth sense. I travel through two of the biggest terrorist targets in New York City, Grand Central Terminal and Pennsylvania Station.
I work in the shadow of the Empire State Building. I easily could have been one of the shooting victims today outside the Empire State… Read full post »
Here are my picks for the new year. Some may be right and some will be wrong. Your comments and your predictions… Read full post »
At five thirty on Sunday morning August 28th, winds from Tropical Storm Irene caused several limbs to brake off a Tulip poplar tree which landed on powerlines and snapped the utility pole in half as if it were a toothpick. This pole was located across the street from my house.
Th… 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 »
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 »
Back in November, the New York Times featured an interactive
Budget Puzzle: You fix the Deficit.
After watching the incompetence of the Republican leadership and Republican members of the House of Representatives, try to reduce the US budget by $100 billion in 2011, and do so in the m… Read full post »
Today the 112th Congress takes office. Congratulations. So where are the jobs you promised? Why isn't the deficit reduced? Why hasn't health care reform been repealed? How come the President hasn't been impeached?
Tick, tick, tick.
It is easier to criticize than it is to govern. To those wh… Read full post »
Actor Leslie Nielsen, 84, passed away yesterday, apparently due to pneumonia various news outlet reported.
While he may have been known more for his comedy roles in Airplane!and the Naked Gun movies, Nielsen had a fairly successful career as a serious actor from the 1950s until hi… Read full post »
Ladies and women, fantasize all you want about those sexy men that are unattainable. They are, in fact unattainable. Is that what makes them sexy? The fact that you can't have them?
So lets look in the virtual world of Open Salon and see if there are any who make the list.… Read full post »
You may or not know, that this race still remains too close to call, even though both candidates, Democrat Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley claim to be the state's 88th governor.
It seems that there were problems with not enough ballots to go around in the state's largest city, Bridgeport.… Read full post »
I drove up Bulldog Drive at 5:45 a.m. to Bunnell High School to cast my first vote as a Connecticut resident. I was not the first person at the polling place. I was about 12th in line. One of the election officials was confirming people's addresses so that they would go… Read full post »
Laurie Goodstein in the New York Times today writes that a Pew Forum on Religious and Public life conducted a telephone poll of 3,400 Americans on the Bible, Christianity and other world religions with surprising results.
On average about half surveyed answered more question… Read full post »
Ask anyone on September 10, 2001 from what city a terror attack would launched, and Portland, Maine probably wouldn't be on their list.
However, that evening at 5:43 p.m., Mohammed Atta and Abdulaziz al-Omari checked in to the Comfort Inn at 90 Maine Mall Road less than 1000… Read full post »
By now you've probably heard the story of Steven Slater, a JetBlue flight attendant who abruptly resigned after being allegedly assaulted by a passenger as the plane taxied to the JFK terminal following a flight to Pittsburgh.
According to reports, Slater had an altercation with a passenger… Read full post »
Dear reader, here's another post that I started in April, shortly after the Times Square bomber was apprehended. It's finished now.
Yogi Berra is purported to have said, " You can observe a lot by just watching."
You are what you eat. If I came back as a food group it would be as a burger. You also develop your tastes for food, much like your values, at an early age. Of course significant emotional events will change your values. As well as your gastronomic outlook on life.… Read full post »
In the New York Times obituaries yesterday was this. Ron Lundy for 32 years was a presence on New York city radio from 1965 to 1997. as a personality jock (never use the term DJ or disk jockey) on WABC 77 until their format changed from rock to talk and then on the… Read full post »
I tried not to write this post. But as each day of Olympic coverages passes, like the proverbial kidney stone, I can't let this post go unwritten.
There are three types of Olympics viewer, the fanatic who has been glued to the tube since the opening ceremonies, the casual observer, and the… Read full post »
It's been almost four months since I started commuting from Connecticut. I used to commute from Yonkers into New York on a different branch of Metro-North, the Hudson line. I wrote about that experience here.
This commute takes a little longer, about 79 minutes to go the 59 miles from… Read full post »
I married way too young the first time. I was emotionally immature and I thought I was in love. She chased after me. She was physically attractive, and she told me how much I meant to her. My low self esteem got pumped right up. She wouldn't stop calling me. I was… Read full post »
Other than Peyton Manning losing another big game, and the Saints win being the feel good story of the decade, there wasn't much else to like at Super Bowl 44 (Roman numerals are so first century).
The Who got wheeled in for the halftime show and in a fourteen minute performance demonstrated… Read full post »
Republicans and former Republicans have been calling for a change of venue for the terrorist trial in lower Manhattan, one of the sites of the September 11th attacks.
Republican representative Peter King, and former Republican now independent Mayor Michael Bloomberg are calling the location fo… Read full post »
The New York Times reports that Christopher Dodd, senior U.S. Senator from Connecticut will likely not seek re-election and will retire after serving five terms.
As a new resident of Connecticut, I find this very good news. Dodd who allegedly got a sweetheart mortgage deal from the subprime lend… Read full post »