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Life 101 – Talented Friends

One of my Secrets to a Happy Life is “celebrating the talents of others.” And I love that I have some talented friends. Congrats to Paul S. Heath, the artist known as DumbWon, on his new show at Keegan Ales (home to delicious craft brewed beer including the famous “Mother’s Milk”) in Kingston, NY. […]

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Life 101 – Charity

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to make the world better and the people I know who are making a concerted effort to do that. In Trench Town, Jamaica, my friend Roslyn Ellison recognized a need amidst the poverty and gang violence… the kids. In November 1993, sitting with friends in Bob […]

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Idea for a Happy New Year

Thankfully, we’ve survived multiple world end theories and are clicking over to another year… and you know what that means? Resolutions!!!

Here’s a Life 101 idea… don’t make resolutions! Instead, sit in bed on New Year’s morning and make a list of the things you dream of for the year. (From a new job […]

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Dinner Party Talk – Practice!

Want to impress your friends and family? How about learning how to say “Merry Christmas” in a new language. Here are some ideas to get you started: Brazilian “Feliz Natal” Danish “Glædelig Jul” Eskimo “Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!” French “Joyeux Noël” German “Froehliche Weihnachten” Greek “Kala Christouyenna” Hawaiian “Mele Kalikimaka” Hebrew “Mo-adim Lesimkha. Chena […]

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New York, New York

I love New York. It’s been good to me and to a lot of New Yorkers. As Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said, “No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City.” Let’s talk neighbor to neighbor. NYC is going through a tough time post Sandy. Downtowners are having […]

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Life 101 – FrankenStorm!

Oh, Sandy! Not that Sandy or that one either. I’m talking about the one wreaking havoc on the East Coast! I’m safely hunkered down (by the floor to ceiling windows) in my NYC apartment. And it’s looking WINDY! I just watched a trashcan fly down Broadway and can see the crane dangling atop One […]

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Life 101 – Watch this!

I’m on deadline… so entertain yourself with this! (Trust me, I wouldn’t waste your time or lead your astray!) Do yourself a favor and take three minutes to watch The Bear, an incredible short movie by Jean-Jacques Annaud. There isn’t a word spoken, but I guarantee it will hold your attention! A real inside […]

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American Fun – Ferris Wheel

I’m not sure it will make me visit, but Staten Island is getting the World’s Largest Ferris Wheel! The 625-foot “New York Wheel” will cost $230 million to build and will attract 4.5 million riders annually. New York City’s oft joked about borough (that got its name when Dutch explorers came into New York […]

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American Fun – Corn Maze

Want some Fall fun? Have you ever tried your directional skills in a corn maze? My neighbor in the Catskill’s is Paul’s Farm. Every year, Farmer Paul (in Hurley, New York) creates corn maze brilliance and this year he’s outdone himself! He’s created The End of the World as per the Mayan calendar (Check […]

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Holidays – Memorial Day

Westminster and I’ll take a beach day, even if it’s foggy. We’re hoping your Memorial Day Weekend is filled with sun and fun (and no traffic to get stuck in on the way to where you’re going like we did!) Hey, did you know that Memorial Day was originally known as “Decoration Day” because […]

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