My Brushes With Celebrity

Some people have been prolific in their interactions with celebrities, meeting all manner of stars from stage and screen and stadium. I am not one of those people. I bring this up because, lately, a “thing” has been circulating on Facebook where you list ten celebrities and people have to pick the one from the … Continue reading “My Brushes With Celebrity”

Chin Chin Cherrie

As a new parent, there are plenty of things to be anxious about. Mostly you’re wondering whether you’re doing something for your child the right way, or whether you’re forgetting to do something entirely. Until… Many parents (most, perhaps?) unfortunately get to experience another unpleasant scenario, where your child has an issue and there’s nothing … Continue reading “Chin Chin Cherrie”

If At First You Don’t Succeed

Today’s high temperature was in the high 80s/low 90s, so naturally my thoughts turn to snow. One of the homes we had in the Bronx was a two-story four-unit rental on 226th Street, situated next to the rectory of the parish where we grew up. Behind the to buildings were small yards, with a pathway … Continue reading “If At First You Don’t Succeed”

A Bridge Too Far

Back in my days as the first software development editor Prentice Hall ever had, I officed in a side corridor along with a book development editor and a new textbook acquisitions editor, my friend Gary. Gary was an all-star sales rep and a brilliant if somewhat unorthodox person. Over the years he came up with … Continue reading “A Bridge Too Far”