Reflections

Dogs

Our Experience with Whiskey

One of my guiding life principles is to collect experiences over things. That is what this group is about and is a central ethic of our parenting style. Covid makes experience collecting a challenge which is exactly why I said YES when asked if we wanted to foster Whiskey, a Boston Terrier who was in need of a temporary home…

Space Dogs – Grab Your Group & GO!

If you were to walk a single city block with me you would quickly observe (and perhaps be slightly annoyed) by my avid (rabid?) appreciation for the creatures on this earth that we call canines. Which is why when on the quest for off-Broadway offerings I dropped everything I was doing to get the group to Space Dogs…

Summer Reading (Jodi Picoult) Inspired by Social Media (Wolfgang2242)

In 2007/2008 (eeh gads… ten years ago!) I went through a major Jodi Picoult phase.  I devoured every book she had written on the very same lawn chair from whence I type today.  I loved her CSI approach on topics that were “ripped from the headlines” and how she braided fictional stories around true and life shattering events…

Hiking Trails in Montauk – Grab your Group & Hike

Over the course of our three day Thanksgiving break various permutations of me and my group went on four different hikes in and around Montauk. In this post I share my favorite MTK hikes and how to access them, along with some happy thoughts on the joys of hiking with my group…

ADOPT – Don’t Shop for Your Furry Group

This post is by my friend and Grab Your Group and Go co-pilot Stacie. She may love dogs more than me. Nah that’s impossible… correction… She loves dogs AS MUCH as I do. Her family suffered a big loss this year, having to put own both of their labs within 4 months of each other. Keep reading to hear about her experience and what they are doing to move forward…

Lessons Learned… Grab Your Group & BE NICE!

Last week when dropping Madi, our Fresh Air Fund Child, at her bus stop in East Hampton there was a tangle of strangers that rained on our departure parade.  Because there were children present, I did my best to turn the experience into a teachable moment…

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