Grabbing Life

We are back in the city and I am 100% relieved and happy to be back as we experience this challenging reckoning together. I love this city and everything about it, but one would be a little cold and callous to not have their heart broken numerous times a day as one discovers yet another cherished local business shuttered for good…Continue Reading

We LOVED this movie! If I had to summarize,¬†it is a comprehensive 80’s era (the year 1985 to be exact) love letter with a School of Rock/Once/Stand by Me/Bend it Like Beckham/Almost Famous vibe (these happen to be some of my and probably your most favorite movies). Most of the car ride back to Montauk we talked through¬†how we would go about turning it into a musical…Continue Reading

Laura Linney is able to memorize and deliver words in a most astounding and authentic fashion as she so remarkably demonstrates in her one-woman¬†carefully constructed and brilliantly delivered performance in My Name is Lucy Barton. If you love Laura Linney, you must GO see her in this play. This post, however, is not about that performance. Rather it has to do with a story around the show. This post is about – eeh gads – karma…Continue Reading

In one of my closing missives to the theater group last spring, I included a photo of a column a friend (thanks Liz C.) sent me from an airplane. The article regaled the reader with an array of mental health benefits associated with regular cultural engagements (like the theater). These benefits include staving off depression and reducing the rate of cognitive decline… Continue Reading

After seven years of graduate school for nutrition my niece – Abigail – you may know her as Spoonful of Abby – is seconds away from being a licensed dietician. We are so proud of her. It is all kinds of gratifying when someone you love lands on a career path that so in tune with the person and her passions. I learned quite a bit from her when she visited last weekend…Continue Reading