As we enjoy the extended Labor Day weekend, this speech attributed to Coca Cola CEO Bryan G. Dyson bears repeating:
“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit, and you’re keeping all of these in the air.
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls –- Family, Health, Friends and Spirit -– are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.
Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to your family, friends and have proper rest.
Value has a value only if its value is valued.”
Have a great holiday, everyone!
Posted in Business, Family, Friends, Health, Holiday, Humor, Life
Tagged Bryan G. Dyson, Coca-Cola, don't drop the ball, family, friends, Health, Humor, juggling, Labor Day, life, value, work
Did you read The Handmaid’s Tale in high school as I did?
The dystopian work of fiction was horrifying to my teenage self but far-removed — nothing I could realistically see occurring in my lifetime.
Then Trump happened.
Now every event portrayed in the television adaptation that dropped yesterday on Hulu — only three episodes, quite frustrating for binge watchers like me — seems like a warning of things to come if we are not vigilant.
Women universally stripped of their rights to work and own property, then treated as property and debased. The LGBTQ community hanged for simply being. It is terrifying and dressed up as a return to traditional values.
I signed up for a free trial to Hulu just to watch this series. I think everyone should.
It’s that important.
Posted in Commentary, Entertainment, Life, Philosophy, Politics, Television
Tagged binge watching, books, commentary, dystopian, entertainment, Hulu, life, philosophy, politics, Television, The Handmaid's Tale, traditional values, Trump, women's rights
I usually avoid movies about dogs because of the inevitable ending.
No matter how wonderful the story, the relationship, the plot — the dog is going to die, either of trauma or old age, and my heart simply can’t take it.
But I saw this trailer at the theater last night. And although it made me cry like a baby, I may have to see this one.
Posted in Animals, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Love, Movies, Relationships
Tagged animals, Dogs, entertainment, Humor, life, love, movie theater, movie trailers, Movies, Relationships
I just spent three days at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, my 10th consecutive year among the sport’s best and brightest at the US Open.
Although I’m tired from the trip, I returned home with all my limbs intact.
Unfortunately, many of the top players in the men’s draw can’t say the same thing.
In all my years faithfully watching professional tennis, I have never seen so many walkovers and retirements. And the fact that they predominate in the men’s tour makes me question the best-of-five format.
The ladies play best-of-three in all tournaments, whereas the men play best-of-five in all majors and many masters classics. The sport continues to become more physically demanding, and over the course of the year, these long matches can really takes their toll.
I love watching tennis; I hate watching men in tears as they are forced to withdraw due to injury.
The USTA pays men and women equally as they should — why not require them to play the same amount of tennis?
Who knows…it might lengthen some tennis careers and will definitely make the current tournaments more competitive.
Just one fan’s point of view…
Posted in Commentary, Health, Humor, Life, New York City, Sports, tennis
Tagged best of five, Billie Jean King Tennis Center, equal pay, equal work, Health, Humor, injury, life, major tournaments, New York City, Sports, tennis, US Open
The storied ‘L’ train in Chicago sure has a lot of don’ts.
Don’t solicit. (Expected.)
Don’t eat. Surprising…but DC prohibits food on their subway, too. I know someone who got a ticket while visiting.
Don’t gamble. WHAT?? Now we have seriously crossed a line.
Gotta have my shell game.
Posted in Humor, Life, subway, trains, transportation, Travel
Tagged chicago. L train, eat, food, gamble, Humor, life, rules, shell game, solicit, transportation, Travel
I handed over the keys for my New York City apartment to my broker on Thursday and flew off to Chicago.
My new place won’t be ‘mine’ until Tuesday, so until then, business trips — and generous cousins in a nearby burb — are providing shelter.
I’m used to living out of a suitcase, so this vagabond period doesn’t really bother me. But it is somewhat disconcerting to not have keys to anything.
We spend so much time looking for our keys, carrying them, losing them, finding them…and now, I got nuthin.
My cousins, on the other hand….
They’re just showing off.
Posted in Family, Home, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged apartments, business trip, Chicago, cousins, family, hone, Humor, keys, life, living out of a suitcase, moving, New York City, suburbs, travrl
After nearly a decade living in the Big Apple, I think this could work.
It’s like the autobahn — the two lanes would simply have different speed limits.
And no standing and staring ‘up’ allowed in the New Yorkers lane, either.
Posted in Commentary, Humor, Life, New York City, Travel
Tagged autobahn, Big Apple, Humor, life, New York City, safety, tourists, traffic