Category Archives: Family & Personal

An Incomprehensible Tragedy

This has been an exceptionally difficult week for New Rochelle.  Yesterday morning, representatives from our Police Department shared information concerning the tragic death of Gabrielle White, a seven-year-old student at Ward Elementary School.  During the press conference, I made the following statement: “Our entire community mourns this tragic event and is united in offering thoughts … Continue reading An Incomprehensible Tragedy

Cold, Wet, and Shivering – Best Thing All Week!

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!

Advice to My Sons: Love America, Especially Now

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

You Give Generously . . . I Make a Fool of Myself

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