Added by Gail Blanke on August 5, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
The Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius (referred to as "the wise") wrote, "If it is good to say or do something, then it…Continue
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THE REPURPOSED LIFE
A very dear friend of ours named David Page is possibly the most creative, imaginative person I know. Not…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on July 15, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
MY FRIEND, JAKE
A few years ago I did a radio call-in show…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on July 8, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
FROM SHRINKING VIOLET TO ALPHA FEMALE
Added by Gail Blanke on July 1, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
SO HOW'RE YOU DOING IN THOSE POLLS?
Good, I hope. But of course, chances are that'll only last for a minute. The next minute your "polls"…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on June 24, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
Have you ever noticed how when you buy a new car all you can see on a road packed with hundreds of cars, are cars...just like yours…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on June 10, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
DISCONNECTED IN A HYPER-CONNECTED WORLD
As I was making my way around the Reservoir in Central Park yesterday I saw an adorable little…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on June 3, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments
ALL THE LITTLES...
When we moved into our old farm house in Connecticut, there were some lovely trees…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on May 27, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
THE DEBRIS OF INDECISIONS
It was a Friday morning and Jim (my husband) Willa (our Golden Retriever) and I were packing up the car for a weekend getaway to our farm house in Connecticut. “So how long are you guys going to be gone?” asked Danny our doorman, with just the slightest roll of his eyes (but I caught it..) “A week? Two?” He’s a wonderful guy. He’s been the doorman in our building for about 25 years - and he…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on May 20, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
HOW HARD CAN YOU MAKE IT?
I know some companies, some institutions, some people....ceo’s, lawyers, financial planners, teachers, politicians, most of us, actually, whose "taglines"could easily be, “We’re the Widget Company (or whatever) How hard can we make it?” Compelling, right? Right. Especially for the “customer.” I attempted to do a transaction with a bank recently and was so…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on May 13, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
"LES JEUX SONT FAITS!"
The last time you were hanging around a roulette table in Cannes (okay, maybe Vegas...Foxwoods?) you heard the croupier make that statement. And he always says it twice: “Les jeux sont faits... les jeux sont faits...” usually in a sing-songy way. I can hear it. And of course, it means, loosely translated, “All bets are made” and no more bets can be placed until the next game. I love…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on May 6, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
Gail Blanke on NPR…
Gail will be on Michel Martin’s show, “Tell Me More,” on NPR this Wednesday, May 1st at approximately 11:40. Here’s a link if you’d like to listen live... …Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on April 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
WORTH FIGHTING FOR...
You’ve probably heard the story of the guy who climbs up the steep steps to the Golden Gate to presents himself to St. Peter and St.Peter says, “So, show me your scars!” “Scars?” the guy says, “Uh, I...I don’t have any scars..” “No scars?!” St. Peter asks incredulously.“Was there nothing worth fighting for?”
What is worth fighting for? It’s a good question to ask ourselves. A…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on April 29, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
WE ARE NOT AFRAID...
It’s not unusual for me to be knocked out by a piece written by NY Times columnist, Tom Friedman, but last Wednesday’s column, “Bring On The Next Marathon," hit me square in the heart. He writes about the American imperative to clean up, care for each other...and move on. To do anything less is to empower terrorism and embolden terrorists. “So let’s repair the sidewalks immediately, fix…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on April 22, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
DON’T FORGET THE MULCH...
Here's the thing about spring: You've got to know what to keep and what to let go of. Mother Nature tries to teach us that every single year. If you've got a garden or a lawn or even a window box, you know what I'm talking about. "Spring Clean Up," as the professional lawn guys call it, can be a major production. Everything is starting over and you have to be vigilant about eliminating the…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on April 15, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
IF I HAD A HAMMER.....
Added by Gail Blanke on April 8, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
I am up and at it early this morning. I have read through Gail's book twice now and I love it!! I have to say my friends are loving it too! They are getting to look through all the things that I am throwing out. They are excited to receive pictures off my walls and jewelry out of my jewelry box. My friend Connie said, "This is just like Christmas." Are you sure you don't want this stuff. I said, I never wear it and it is cluttering up my life. I went to Wal-Mart and purchased a very…Continue
Added by Rhonda Prince on April 4, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments
You know Willa, our Golden Retriever, or if you read the "Monday Morning Motivators" even occasionally, you feel like you do. She's fabulous. A real lover. Totally irresistible, exuberant and completely wonderful. Yes, she jumps up…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on March 31, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments