Thirty years ago, my husband & I had two sons. ‘Children need a solid education and religious training,’ my mother advised. Music and sport, fresh air and nature must be part of the raising up, among other key variables. I meted them out in equal doses. Nevertheless, despite what I calculated as equal inputs, the […]Read more "Mechanics & Philosophers"
His hand shot up in the Brooklyn classroom. ‘Man’s inhumanity to man,’ Dominic Marvilli called out. ‘Man vs. nature,’ said John Franco, next. Joe Pipitone piped up with ‘Overcoming adversity!’ Who remembers what piece of writing Ms. Harfosh, 8th grade English teacher at St. Mary, Mother of Jesus (head bow) roundabout 1970, was subjecting to […]Read more "Of Mets & Meat Loaf"
Curtis Granderson’s May 19 performance against the Mets for the last-place Marlins hurt, and hurt badly. Rumors flew that manager Mickey Callaway would be shown the door. It was the same Curtis Granderson, whose performances in 2014 and 2015 as a Met started the Pray4Mets movement. His maturity, easy style and success as he sailed […]Read more "Mets’ Karma Connections – Part 2"
Building a team, building a dream doesn’t happen in a flash, overnight, or on a straight line. What are the Mets’ karma indicators this season? Are they related? Should fans have hope? Wisdom and good decision-making on any subject may be based on two key factors: critical thinking ability and depth/breadth of experience. The same […]Read more "Mets’ Karma Connections – Part 1"
ON July 1, with a long half-season ahead of us, there’s time to step up the Pray4Mets game. In most classic stories, there’s a character that goes through a fallen stage. It’s not Matt Harvey. It’s not Lenny Dykstra. It’s me. I haven’t been praying, and more importantly, I haven’t been leading others in prayer, […]Read more "A Return To Faith Practice & Finger-Crossing"
Last week’s Pray4Mets post about my Jewish friend Charles and the 2019 NFC Championships skipped over an important conversation between him and me. It links to this week’s celebrations of renewal among Jews and Christians. As his team, the Los Angeles Rams, was going through their meandering playoff motions on that winter Sunday afternoon, and […]Read more "Thoughts on Redemption"
A Tale For Fans Maya Angelou knew why the caged bird sings. I know why the Rams beat the Saints in the NFL playoff championship in 2019. It’s about faith and the hand of God. My buddy Charles came over to watch the NFL play-off game, a tradition in my family. A cantankerous, single, loud […]Read more "Caged Birds and Winning Rams"