Posts Tagged ‘lifestyle’


February 5th, 2018

Confession-I always loved playing football-on the streets of Brooklyn with 3 manhole covers measuring the length of  field, in between the occasional car coming down E.27th St., when we'd wait for the car to pass and move to0 the side. I have never been  a lover of watching football on TV or playing organized team football. It was always too confusing for me to watch the game and focus on where the key action was happening. Maybe growing up without a father in the house and not having been baptized into the "NFL faith" made a difference too. So skipping the Superbowl  is much easier 1/2 way around the globe. When I see Twitter going off about it the related tribal comments coming from people I normally respect and consider culturally aware or bright reminds me of the disconnect factor that occurs now and again in our society.

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Re-make Re-model

December 25th, 2017

It's been ages since I did a podcast. As some of you know I did many back in the early days of podcasting post Y2K days... Been listening to a number of podcasts lately. Thought I'd dust off the voice box and give it a whirl. 😀 Minor glitch for about 20 seconds a minute in...oh well. It will get better moving forward. Happy Holidays.

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Chin Music

October 26th, 2017

When I was a kid there was a book written called "Ball Four" by Jim Bouton a former pitcher for the NY Yankees (not my preferred NY Mets). He was a pretty funny guy and he used the term "chin music" to describe an intentional pitcher move to cause the batter to step away from the home plate a little bit. Now whenever I see a regal beard I think of that term thereby re-purposing with much more style and music!

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Discovery Trumps Routine

October 5th, 2017

I don't usually talk about the images letting them speak for themselves. In this case that is still mostly accurate other than I am mentioning how I went to this area in town because my wife wanted to see the concert hall immediately behind me (no you can't see it because like I said it's behind me). The concert hall architecture is ok but nothing to write home about. In fact I was delighted when I saw this little girl being in her moment as a child moving about enjoying life on her own terms. I commented to her parents that she is much more beautiful than the building. That seemed to make her Dad happy-and is true. I wasn't going for brownie points just my observation in the moment on the beauty of life at a simple and pure age...

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Stay in Your Lane/Bust Out of Your Lane

September 28th, 2017

Lately I've become more and more captivated by MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). As much as I used to enjoy boxing I got bored with it after a while. MMA is so intense and their events range between 3 five minute rounds or 5 five minute rounds for championship events. The key thing that I get out of all this for my life since I'm too old and out of shape to engage in this kind of sport is the mental toughness and conditioning it requires to discipline your body to compete and remain in the match since you are getting twisted and pummeled in some very damaging ways. This is particularly helpful to me being an entrepreneur that has to develop my own products and find customers to survive. Life is full of challenges and beat downs which can discourage you and make you feel like giving up or just existing. I believe God shows us that the only person that can beat you and get you out of the race is yourself. My wise Nana often told me, "Mark in this life you are either your own best friend or your own worst enemy-you choose!" In the iconic American pastime:baseball you are a stud if you get 1 hit out of 3 at bats. You will quite likely end up in the Hall of Fame if you meet that criteria. Art Williams of A.L. Williams fame used to say,"a big shot is just a little shot that kept on shooting." Lately have been working hard on a new product for smart phones a phone grip skin...I'm determined to keep fighting and it starts with kicking myself in the butt to motivate myself so when life kicks me it won't hurt as much. Ya feel me?

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