Lessons from the Maestro

Anthony Dominick Benedetto was born on August 3, 1926 in Astoria, Queens, New York to parents of Italian ancestry. His mother was born in America and his father emigrated from…

Getting Grit

This is the second installment of our two part series on “Grit”, defined by Webster as “indomitable spirit; resourceful courage and daring in the face of difficulty.” In case you’re wondering…

Got Grit?

In case you haven’t noticed, relationships can be trying. They can try our patience, our strength, our commitment and the limits of our capacity for understanding. They can also challenge…

Ten Steps to Overcoming FOMO

In our previous blog we addressed the concept of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and the dangers of being possessed by this insidious condition. In this posting we are offering…

Beware the Dangers of FOMO

I’ve known my friend David (not his real name) for over twenty years and we’ve always gotten along well. That’s probably, at least in part due to the fact that…

A Little Good News for a Change

Last Thursday was one of those “Maybe-I just-need-to-stop-reading-the-newspaper-for-a-while days. There wasn’t a lot of uplifting news in the world, at least, not that I was hearing about from my usual…