SL 756

I have a handful of annoying tasks to do this afternoon, so no long post today.

How do you guys like the new longer, regular posts? Is it working? I’m thinking through a book project by free writing on the blog. I hope I’m not boring.

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This is hands down the best profile of Cory Booker yet. And it’s a sad tale.

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I first met my best friends over thirty years ago at our first jobs after college. We were all editorial assistants on the 16th floor of Simon and Schuster at the Gulf and Western Building (now Trump Tower) in Columbus Circle. We’ve gone our own ways, but we talk on the phone weekly and get together every other month.

Typically, we aimlessly roam the streets of Manhattan window shopping and talking for two hours. Then we find a pub to drink and eat before getting on public transportation home. This Saturday, we’re going to start here and then explore that lower tip of the island. Check out the website for a little video about the downtown experience. Steve works in that building several floors up.

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I really love this video that shows psychology students overcoming their prejudices over autistic people. They learn that people might be listening to them, even though they don’t look like they are listening.

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Enjoy the weekend folks. Tonight at 11D, we have a high school percussion performance with Ian’s drum group. Tomorrow, I have run club and then friend/roaming/drinking club. Sunday, we have an extended family gathering for a niece’s high school graduation. At some point, Steve and I will find a moment to recognize our 22th anniversary.

18 thoughts on “SL 756

  1. Love the more frequent posting. Hope it is serving your needs in working through projects. What can we contribute in the comments threads?

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    1. Just keeping what guys always do. Keep me honest. When I screw up, let me know. For some reason, I find it much easier to write a blog post than composing something on a blank screen. I’m doing a massive brain dump about education for the next couple of months. Then I’m going to paste it all together and see what it looks like.

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  2. Laura said,

    “How do you guys like the new longer, regular posts? Is it working?”

    I’m getting my money’s worth!

    “At some point, Steve and I will find a moment to recognize our 22th anniversary.”

    AWWW!

    Husband and I celebrated our 21st this month. He was out of the country…We emailed or texted each other congratulations.

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  3. “At some point, Steve and I will find a moment to recognize our 22th anniversary.”

    Congrats! Our 27th was yesterday.

    “This is hands down the best profile of Cory Booker yet. And it’s a sad tale.”

    I don’t know about that (the sad tale part). I was particularly weirded out that Boteach co-wrote books with Pamela Anderson. That’s a bit of a coincidence that the same man has close connections with Julian Assange’s girlfriend and with Senator Cory Booker.

    Despite it being my anniversary yesterday, my husband left for a long weekend on a biking trip. I had friends over last night for dinner and we drank wine, ate Italian food, and gossiped. And then I was up at 4 am regretting those choices. 😀

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    1. Wendy said,

      “I was particularly weirded out that Boteach co-wrote books with Pamela Anderson. That’s a bit of a coincidence that the same man has close connections with Julian Assange’s girlfriend and with Senator Cory Booker.”

      Boteach was a Michael Jackson pal, too.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shmuley_Boteach

      “In 2001 Boteach was involved in “Heal the Kids” or “Time for Kids”, a charity founded by Jackson to encourage parents to spend more time with their children. Jackson and Boteach had a falling-out in 2002.”

      *cringe*

      He toured Israel with Roseanne Barr post-cancellation:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6637055/U-S-comedian-Roseanne-shunned-racist-tweet-visits-Israel.html

      Heck if I know how he manages to find time to minister to his actual flock.

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    1. I don’t know how you can look at that chart and say that.

      According to the FDA, O x y co ntin was approved in 1995.

      I’ve heard that there are people who will sell drugs without a prescription. (Yes, that is a joke) So once someone is hooked, denying them access to prescription drugs does not deny them access to opioids.

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    2. Question: What if Obamacare and greater access to prescription drugs is driving our current overdose epidemic?

      I suppose anyone can pose any ill-informed asinine question they want on the interwebs…

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      1. Yeah, and then we waste our time trying to answer why the question is ill-informed and asinine and in the process end up reinforcing the asininity rather than providing light or clarity. And I had such incredibly high hopes for the internet (which it still lives up to sometimes).

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      2. Perfectly plausible question. An appropriate answer would be ‘no, for the following reasons’. An inappropriate answer would be ‘what an ass hole you are for asking this question’

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