Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Weekends are what you make them.

Tim McGraw  on his way to the stage.
My last Saturday began with watching friends in a women's only 5k run, brunch with said friends, a nap, a Tim McGraw concert that included a short VIP pre-show show.

Last Sunday began with a neighborhood walk, a chat with friends at Starbucks, omelets and vino for brunch on the deck, pool time in the afternoon, socializing with more friends at a neighborhood wine bar at dusk.

Life should be enjoyed. Work and other obligations are important but fun is too.  I know how lucky I am to be able to have weekends like that and someone to share them with.  When you find yourself in that situation, take full advantage of it.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

NYC stuff

Random observations during a recent visit to the Big Apple:

I'm sitting on a park bench on Broadway with a panoramic view that includes the important stuff:  my hotel, a Starbucks and the building where my meetings are being held tomorrow.

Shirtless guy on a skate board walking/rolling along the sidewalk, engaged in a nice conversation with a well-dressed female walking along with him.

Guy in a suit talking loudly on a cell phone about computer stuff.

A guy sitting on a bench in Columbus Circle, singing, screaming and slapping his arm.

Jazz at Lincoln Center is an awesome experience.  Winton Marsalis doing Duke Ellington.  Pre-show lecture was worth the time.

Vehicles driving past: 3 silver Town Cars, an Escalade, a minivan, a small blue Toyota, a Mini Cooper, 5 bicycles, 15 taxis and a Harley.

Walked last some famous places: Late Show theatre, Copacabana, Sardi's restaurant, Schubert Theatre.

Trying to walk like a New Yorker: fast, determined, ignoring Walk/Don't Walk lights. Fine strategy Friday, impossible Saturday. Too many tourists.