Author Archives: Greg

Where’s Lombardi When You Need Him?

When it comes to college planning, it feels like being on a see-saw, with emotions and plans and advice bringing you up and down.  My son is going into his junior year of high school and “this is the year.” … Continue reading

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Commuting In Heaven

Can you believe that during the middle of summer I could have 3 weeks of commuting heaven?  Even coming in on Fridays?  Unbelievable as it sounds, it is true.  For the past 3 weeks, Gregory has been riding in and … Continue reading

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Eat Dessert First

You’ve probably heard this expression before about eating dessert first.  Taken literally it seems crazy, and even as much as I like dessert and sometimes feel addicted to sugar, I’ll bet my body would freak out were I really to … Continue reading

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Too Busy to Think

I got back from the cable show in LA at the end of last week, and wonder if the jet lag still is still affecting me.  Or maybe 10 days of driving through crazy traffic lulled me into the habit … Continue reading

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The Daily Journey

I was reminded yesterday of how important our daily journey is. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in what I am doing and what’s going on that I forget to pause and remember that the moment I am in … Continue reading

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Write a new story

Happy New Year! It’s been probably too cold to write recently as this has been a crazy stretch in the Northeast. But really this year has started off like a shot and has only recently slowed down to the cadence … Continue reading

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Frozen

Frozen is totally appropriate today. It’s in the movie theaters, Mother Nature is certainly trying her best to put the deep freeze on the year’s end, and when your company is in discussions to be sold it seems frozen is … Continue reading

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Uncertainty

Nowadays I come to work and the question is “What have you heard?” and “What have you read?” “Has an offer come into buy our company?” “Are we going to get broken up, split up, obliterated?” I am thinking about … Continue reading

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Best Friend

This morning, early morning, sun not even risen yet morning, while drinking coffee, Kecia was giving me the business about not asking her about the things going on in her life, or asking her out on dates, and for saying … Continue reading

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Free Agency

There has been a lot of shake up at work, and although my number has not been called (knock on wood) it makes me and everyone wonder who is next. This has been a big one and whole departments get … Continue reading

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“Rather Harsh Perspective”

There is a line in my favorite movie, Love Actually, where Emma Thompson comments on her brother being the prime minister and how it “puts your life in rather harsh perspective.” While her brother fought for his country today, she … Continue reading

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Releasing My Grip

I like to find strategies for dealing with life’s issues in other things that I do. Sometimes it seems easier to see a successful tactic in tennis, or in driving through the LA freeway system, and be able to apply … Continue reading

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Finishing the Point Too Early

I realized last night in my normal Wednesday night tennis game that I was trying to end the point too quickly, and not letting things mature and present the opportunities for real success. Now you probably thought that based on … Continue reading

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Powerless

This morning is an adventure in commuting for sure. What started out as a beautiful fall day of bright sunshine in a cloudless sky, crisp and clean where you are glad to be wearing a jacket, has become an experience … Continue reading

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The Power of the Handslap

This is a serious late night edition of the Life on the 649, especially since it is neither 6:49, nor a workday anymore. It is the middle of the night between Friday and Saturday. I am laying in bed, not … Continue reading

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Finding the Anchor

We just got back from the 4th of July holiday weekend, where we sailed away with the crew to Montauk and then back to Mystic on Sunday. And now I am riding the train in, my head filled with random … Continue reading

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Smothered and Sfathered

My almost 15 year old Gregory is not very happy with his mother and father these days. He is very upset with all of the rules and he voices his opposition to them and us through his demeanor, words and … Continue reading

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Derailment and The Last Moment

What’s it like riding in the train, commuting on a Monday morning after a train derailment and accident on Friday? Smooth so far! (as I make the Sign of the Cross a few times + + +). Getting in seems … Continue reading

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Life and Death

Yesterday morning I got up early because I knew I needed to dig a grave before going into work. I couldn’t leave the lifeless body there for the whole day while I was at work, and then into the evening … Continue reading

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Back With Old Friends, er…Characters

This week I have been running later than usual getting out of the house. Either Marlo was sick, or I wanted to keep checking the sprinklers, or wanting to catch up on mail, all before hopping on the Vespa. I … Continue reading

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