Who You Gonna Call?

In a couple of weeks, the Ghostbusters Reboot will hit the theaters. The original was a classic. I was fourteen when it was released back in 1984. I can’t believe it’s been that long. That was the era of great movie sequels- Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Karate...

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Mother’s Day – Post Mortem

Published in the Huffington Post Another Mother’s Day is in the books. It is my 44th. For thirty-one years, the day was dedicated to honoring my mother. In my 32nd year, we welcomed Sally, our first child. Whoa did Mother’s Day change! It became so much more special and relevant...

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The $600,000 Vacation

Published in the Huffington Post This vacation was out of control. Their room was $5,900 a night. The helicopter ride cost $36,347. They spent more than $1,000 a day on drugs. It was like nothing I’d ever heard of before. Last summer, my friends took their family to Virginia. They...

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No Sh#* Sherlock

Published in the Huffington Post No sh*#, Sherlock. How fun is this phrase? C’mon, you’ve used at least once in your life. You know . . . the answer or outcome is so completely obvious that you sit in awe of someone doesn’t know it. I remember it being popular...

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When Life (and Death) Imitates Art

Published in the Huffington Post Do your kids play sports? Mine do. When they are young, they are just so adorable. It’s great just seeing them run around with their friends (even if they get distracted by a plane or butterfly). Then, our imaginations run wild. How good will he...

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Do You Believe in Destiny?

Published in the Huffington Post. Do you believe in destiny or are you one of those “that’s just a coincidence” kind of people? Let’s say you’ve been dying to go to a concert and your friend calls at the last minute to invite you. Destiny or coincidence? What if you...

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Simon and Back to the Future

Published by the Huffington Post Happy Back to the Future Day! Yes, in case you missed it like I did 30 years ago, Marty traveled to October 21, 2015 in Back to the Future II. It seems like yesterday that I watched this epic movie. “Where we’re going, we don’t...

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Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die

Published in the Huffington Post Today I am sitting at my son’s graveside. It is where I have spent the last ten Yom Kippur holidays. This is called the Day of Atonement. Most Jews spend this holiest of days in synagogue praying and fasting. We are tasked with evaluating our behavior and...

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525,600 Students

Published in the Huffington Post Let’s be honest. If you clicked on this post, you did so because you recognized the number in the title. I borrowed it from Rent. Love that musical, and especially the song: “525,600 minutes — how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets,...

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My Fear of Shark Attacks

Published in the Huffington Post Jaws scarred me for life. What’s scarier than a water-based horror movie with sharks? We can’t see what is lurking beneath, and we certainly can’t move as quickly as those predators. We don’t have a chance! As a result, I’ve never liked going into the ocean,...

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