A little scene of family dysfunction . . . While visiting the Lincoln Memorial a few years ago on a family trip to Washington, DC, I pulled Jeremy and Owen aside and walked them to the Memorial’s north wall, on which are engraved the words of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. “Come look,” I said to … Continue reading A Different Inauguration
Among my good friends from high school, Daedre Levine (NRHS Class of ’88) wins the prize for moving furthest away: Australia! She was back in town this weekend to visit her family, and it was great to catch up. Dae is helping to lead up Australia’s campaign for marriage equality. Way to represent New Ro … Continue reading Representing New Ro Down Under
This holiday season and in the New Year, may we take joy in family and friendship and together make a more kind and loving world. Catie, Noam, Jeremy, and Owen
Icy water up to my mid-section, cold sand clinging to my feet, goose pimples covering my arms, teeth chattering in the frigid air. That’s a short description of my physical condition during today’s Polar Plunge. And here’s the thing: by comparison, it was the best feeling I’ve had this whole miserable, depressing week. Big(ly) thanks … Continue reading Cold, Wet, and Shivering – Best Thing All Week!
Perhaps it is self-absorbed to focus on personal concerns in the midst of the most cataclysmic political event of our lives, but, for me, the hardest task last night was providing comfort to my sons, Jeremy and Owen, who were badly shaken by the election and struggling to understand its meaning. As we watched one … Continue reading Advice to My Sons: Love America, Especially Now
A nice New Rochelle contingent on hand at about 3am(!) this morning to greet Hillary Clinton at Westchester Airport, as she returned from her final campaign swing. Welcome home, Madame Secretary President.
Here’s the deal: you give generously to a good cause, and, in exchange, I will make a fool of myself. On November 12th, I will participate in the Westchester Polar Plunge, joining a few hundred other hearty (or judgment-impaired) souls to take a quick swim in the ice-cold water of Long Island Sound. Everything benefits … Continue reading You Give Generously . . . I Make a Fool of Myself
Yesterday, the Clinton campaign invited several dozen mayors from around the country to their Brooklyn headquarters for a discussion of policy and politics. I felt a little out of my weight class surrounded mainly by mayors of much larger cities — Phoenix, Dallas, Detroit, Columbus, New Orleans, New York City, Charlotte, just to name a … Continue reading One Dorm, Two Mayors
The boys do the dab this morning as they get ready for the first day of school. Both at middle school this year – no more yellow bus, which makes me a little wistful.
Catie and I went out for a fun dinner last night at The Rooster on Centre Avenue with our friends Terri and Alvin Bowles. The menu is Latin-themed. I had an excellent ceviche, refreshing on a hot evening, while also helping Catie with her amply-sized paella. It was shrimp creole for Terri and Alvin. The … Continue reading Food Blog: The Rooster