33 Ways to Enhance Your Marriage
Jul23

33 Ways to Enhance Your Marriage

“The key to our marriage is the capacity to give each other a break. And, to realize that it’s not how our similarities work together; it’s how our differences work together.” – Michael J. Fox   Every marriage has its ups and downs. That’s just the way it is. After twelve years of marriage and a nine-year-old daughter, some ideas and concepts have proven to be helpful. Take what you need and...

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It’s Not Your Wedding!
Jul07

It’s Not Your Wedding!

“I sang a song at my sister’s wedding. My mother forced me into that, too. But that one felt all right. – Adam Sandler   Today, in Central Park, an intimate wedding was held at the lakeside gazebo. The lovely ceremony was soulfully conducted by a young female interfaith minister. After the final pronouncement, everyone seemed so happy and excited until… …the Guy-With-The-Ponytail! …started...

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Take Your Game To the Next Level
Jun24

Take Your Game To the Next Level

“What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.” – Arnold Palmer   In “Performing Under Pressure,” Part One the discussion was on specific techniques to help prevent “choking” under pressure along with the concept of developing “quiet confidence” to establish a foundation of composure. In Part Two, we will investigate taking our...

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Don’t Choke! – Performing Under Pressure
Jun19

Don’t Choke! – Performing Under Pressure

We see it all the time; “This could win the game, the final shot. She’s at the foul line; it’s UP! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh …rolls off the rim. Noooooooooooo! The hometown crowd groans. Game over!” We see misses or errors in every sport. In that big moment, almost every botched opportunity could be attributed to the phenomena we have all experienced. For a split second, we lose full command of our faculties. In...

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Why Every Child Needs an iPad
Jun03

Why Every Child Needs an iPad

We all know that kids love tech. Our daughter’s favorite possession is her iPad. She has a desktop and a laptop. Soon, she’ll be getting my iPhone 5s. Technology is here to stay. It makes our lives easier and facilitates learning. Some private schools are now accessorizing their students with iPads to support student-teacher communication and the educational process. Tech and the internet have created multiple spin-off...

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Relate With Your Kids Better
Apr07

Relate With Your Kids Better

Most of our interactions with our kids are a result of our doing something for them. We are the chauffeur, repairman, techie, chaperon, motivational speaker, personal groomer, chef, waiter, busboy, drill sergeant, nurse, bodyguard, lifeguard, training officer, lost-objects locator, behavioral analyst, police officer, and warden. Where’s the fun in this? It can be exhausting, right? We have a 9-year-old daughter who’s...

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The Best Places in NYC to Meet Quality Singles
Apr05

The Best Places in NYC to Meet Quality Singles

Every day New York singles are out and about, living their lives in this bustling city. Many of the most interesting, dedicated, and inspiring people in the world come to live and make their dreams come true in our great city. They are people who not only have to do the typical mundane tasks of daily life, but they are also vibrant personalities engaged in interesting hobbies, passions, and activities. Here are some ideas of places...

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Everybody Needs a Friend
Mar27

Everybody Needs a Friend

  New York City, one of our nation’s most densely populated cities, is home to so many lonely and isolated people. Feeling disconnected can have a powerful effect on anyone’s well-being. “Oh, but to have a friend who is always exuberant to see me, who listens to my woes without offering advice, who always wants to accompany my walks in Central Park, who never phones with problems or complaints, who never makes...

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Eat Like a King and Lose Weight
Mar08

Eat Like a King and Lose Weight

     Now that Spring is upon us, it’s time to start losing that Winter excess.  (Here’s a rewriting of my article first published in 2010.) There’s an old but true saying – that if you want to lose weight, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”    Okay, so let’s start with the King’s breakfast. The ultimate cold-weather breakfast is cooked...

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Grandpa’s Rules For Dating
Mar04

Grandpa’s Rules For Dating

Years ago, while we sat together on the front porch, Grandpa suddenly felt the urge to impart to my brother and me his “rules for dating.” At the time, he was 81 years young and still active on “the dating scene.” A little background on Grandpa, affectionately known as “Pop.” Grandma had passed away some thirty years before. He loved her and would say that he had never met a woman so grand. Since...

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What If You Don’t Like Your Kid’s Friend?
Mar02

What If You Don’t Like Your Kid’s Friend?

On Super Bowl Sunday, my wife and I sat in the company of two other sets of parents while our kids watched the Puppy Bowl. The Puppy Bowl is apparently a harmless attempt, using anthropomorphism, to make puppies appear to be in competition.  During events, someone remarked on how nicely our children were all getting along. One of the dads volunteered that his daughter had a friend at school who is quite condescending and rude to her....

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Daddy, What is Success?
Feb28

Daddy, What is Success?

Way back, in the last century, there was a TV show hosted by the late Art Linkletter, entitled “Kids Say the Darndest Things.”  Linkletter brought to light how simple questions and answers, “out of the mouths of babes,” can give us a chuckle,  warm our hearts, or gift pearls of wisdom for our minds. Last Saturday morning, our young daughter queried, “Daddy, what is success?” Whoa! This inquiry...

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