Tuesday, September 9, 2008

mission accomplished

The angioplasty was successful and I'm going home tomorrow. Actually I'm goiong to a busted again! see you later

Monday, September 8, 2008

I told you there'd be more

This will probably be interrupted because I'm about to have a angioplasty (roto- router or my areries).

Any way

finally an update

So, where has he been? some of you may wonder.
As most of you know, I've been through a lot of changes.
Last summer I had an incident of chronic heart failure (fluid build up around my heart). This should have resulted in a 3 day hospital stay while they gave me diuretics to flush out the fluid.
More to come later

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Where's the Philosophy?

I've been touting this blog as being philosophical and most of it seems to be narrative. That's about to change because starting on 3/17 many of my firends,and colleagues (including myself) from the the development community led by Fred Newman will be taking a weekly course (Sat. 2PM) Fred named "Developmental Philosophy".
I'll be reporting on what we do there as a jumping off point for our discussions here.............

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Catching up

It's been a long time since I've posted due to a number of factors,
On Jan. 26, I made my first real estate purchase--a co-op studio apartment which is four blocks from my previous domicile in fashionable Brooklyn Heights. I was able to buy it thanks to the financial support of my darling mother Felice. We decided that as her principal heir she would give me part of her estate now so that we could enjoy it together. Thanks for your lifelong support mom.
As I approach my 60th birthday (Sept. 18) I wll be living with no human companions for the 1st time in my life, except for a 2 year period in the early 80s. I'm not alone however, since I have an avian companion Randy a 4 month old cinamon cheek green conure and will have another one as of next Sunday -Carrie a 2 month old sun conure. I wanted my gals to have each other for company during the day while I am performing the role of America's funniest philosphical social worker as the program manager for Summit House of Brooklyn where I've been employed since early December.
Pictures and more to follow as I head into my Castillo Theatre staff meeting

Monday, January 1, 2007

News poem

James Brown was proud to be Black.
Gerald Ford was a political hack.
Saddam Hussein misruled Iraq.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Online shopping adventure

I decided to put custom printed m&ms in my holiday cards this year, so I went to the m&ms website to buy them. As some of you know I buy virtually everything (except groceries) online or on the street so I'm a competent online shopper. However the the m&ms site stymied me. I wanted to buy light blue custom printed m&ms and when I opened the box there was a 5 pound bag of plain red ones.
Another skill I possess is dealing with the increasing incompetence I encounter in the service industry (I once got 6 months of free cable after describing to the head of the Brooklyn Time-Warner call my experiences with her subordinates).
So I chatted with the supervisor at m&ms the next day and she told me that "just this one time"
they would send me what I had originally wanted and that the 5 lb. bag was their holiday gift to me.
She was very apologetic that they wouldn't be shipped til Jan.2 and I assured her that that was fine with me because people get so much stuff before xmas that they would appreciate receiving a gift for the new year.
She was also delighted to hear that I would be distributing the red ones to the members of Summit House (the clubhouse program for psych patients where I just became the director.)