Helping the Homeless vs. Political Prattle

Helping the Homeless vs. Political Prattle

Gondomar by | Aug 14, 2015 | ALUT, autism, Christians, De Blasio, Fellowship House, homelessness, Israel, Jews, Marie Antoinette, mentally ill, Michael Bloomberg, New York City, politicians, poor, rentals, Robin Hood

     Why are there so many more homeless people living in our streets? New Yorkers all over the city are asking.  No wonder Mayor De Blasio’s approval rating has plummeted. The New York Times reported that more than half of New York voters (53%) disapprove of the way...

Blizzard Boondoggle

Będzin by | Jan 30, 2015 | blizzards, Bumble Bee, Cottonelle, eggs, Florida, Food Emporium, Governor Cuomo, Juno, Mayor DeBlasio, meteorologists, New York City, Perrier, Poland Spring, snow storms, super market, The New York Post

      History was made this week—but NOT the way meteorologists expected.  Record snowfalls were predicted in a seemingly endless (and tedious) loop on every news station all weekend.  In anticipation of an overnight snowfall of two to three feet, Governor Cuomo and...

Rushing to Fall

by | Sep 19, 2014 | beach days, Central Park, cooler temperatures, daylight savings, fall, fashion, gray, Halloween, Hamptons, heat waves, New York City, pumpkin picking, seasonal affective disorder, summer, summer 2014, Type As

     Although poets have often extolled the beauty of leaves changing in autumn, I’m in no rush for fall.  (Millions of school children agree with me). ABC’s Eyewitness News reports that autumn officially starts on Monday, September 22nd. But doesn’t it seem like fall...

Social Insecurity Revisited

     Social Security is supposed to be a catch-all financial safety net for retirees and Americans unable to work because of physical or mental disabilities, right? Talk about a misnomer! The truth is there is NOTHING “social” about the service (or lack thereof)....

Missing on Mother’s Day

     Mother’s Day, like all feel-good family holidays, is often tainted with some degree of tension and disappointment.  At family gatherings, even in the best case scenario where in-laws get along, there’s usually some friction between other relatives.  Even if...

Going Buggy

      What could be better than seeing my daughter start dating a handsome young man?  Sarah is 22, on the autistic spectrum, and just lost more than 20 pounds. Her last (and only) boyfriend broke up with her because his parents got divorced, and he had to move to...

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