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…Read More
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… 🤔 * * * *…Read More
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…Read More
Best Review So Far (Ever?)
I’ve gotten some pretty positive reactions so far to my blog thingie. I’m not sure, though, if I’ll ever get a better review that this one… “Sometime between 4 and 5:30 this morning, while I was reading your blog, I decided that I needed a written version of your blog, i.e., a book or “hard…Read More
Man of La Mancha
A wise man…OK, OK, a wise ass…once said, “TODAY’S WORLD IS FILLED WITH YESTERDAY’S IMPOSSIBILITIES!” Yeah, it’s original, from 3+ years ago (Oct ’17). Be good. Be safe. Be smart. Thanks for tuning in!Read More
You Wanna Know How I Feel???
A few months ago, I learned about the recent passing of one of my Regina baseball coaches, Jerry Dente, from back when I was a teenager. I played under Jerry & our manager, Ronnie Bianco, as we won 3 straight Greater NY Sandlot Athletic Assn championships (1972-74). But it was more than just a baseball…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More