Reducing Police Presence

Believe it or not… .::I’m actually IN FAVOR OF reducing funding for police departments around the country while significantly putting “more emphasis” (time, energy, resources & $$$) into social services programs to stem the rise of drug addiction, mental illness, etc. and provide quality, effective treatment. This proposal is already being considered in many cities…

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It’s ALL About Helping!!!

Is there a better feeling in the whole world than accomplishing something really great??? Something so incredibly meaningful & wonderful??? Something for which you’ve worked your butt off, tried so damned hard & sacrificed so much??? Truthfully, is there any better feeling anywhere??? * * * * * * Hmmmm… 🤔 * * * *…

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Skiing

Skiing I just wrote this story yesterday (2/18/21), watching the snow gently fall on our shell-shocked city of San Antonio. My sister, Rosemarie, had tried to FaceTime me earlier in the day to establish a 3-way with our 92 y/o Mom, who’s in the Golden Gate Nursing Home back in Staten Island. Even though Mom…

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I ❤️ New York

I found this piece today that kinda describes pretty well what it means to be “from New York”. And when they say that, they mean NYC, not necessarily the state.   “I am a New Yorker. I may no longer live in the five boroughs or on the Island or Upstate. I may now live…

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Hmmm… 🤔

OK now, everyone, if it’s… man > > > men woman > > > women …then why isn’t it human > > > humen? 🤔 Along that same line, why is it “children” when there isn’t even a “childran”? And what the hell is wrong with “childs”? There are thousands upon thousands of other idiosyncrasies…

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Testosterone

About a year ago, I was reading a post from a Citi friend, Brie Adams about her frustration in trying to get a brain MRI completed…in accordance with her preferences, yet not contrary to the technicians’ rules. (She was stricken with breast cancer, but has since dealt head-on with that monster, showing incredible courage, amazing…

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Parlez-vous français?

During the late 1990s, the USCC had the opportunity to host a “loaned executive” from Citibank-France, Bernard Partiseti, for a number of years. He worked in our Finance Dept & soon became good friends with us (especially the group of guys…me, Neal Riebe, John Shank, Jim Tua, Rich Green, Dale Thompson, Steve Somen, Larry Holstein,…

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