Tag Archives: The Hook

100 Not-So-Random Thoughts The Hook Has Every Day: Part One.

A dear friend recently reminded me that writing can be the most effective – and certainly the cheapest – therapy known to mankind. (I am forever in your debt, Michelle. But I’m also broke, so don’t get your hopes up, … Continue reading

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It’s Not WHAT You Say To Guests…

It’s how you say it. Delivery truly is everything, kids. Still skeptical? Continue scrolling down. So on a typical-but-far-from-ordinary day I arrived at a room on the 49th floor at about three in the afternoon; it was a cloudy, rainy … Continue reading

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A Silent Sunday Offering.

I call this one, “Worlds Collide: When The Hook Met Jack Bauer.” Seriously, on a recent visit to NYC I met members of the NYPD’s counter-terrorism unit (CTU), and in spite of my daughter’s words of caution (“These guys don’t … Continue reading

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When You Stare Into The Abyss…

The abyss stares back. Apparently. To be perfectly honest, I’ve never been much of an abyss starer. Despite the philosophical direction this post appears to be taking aside, I don’t claim to know anything about existentialism, nihilism or any of … Continue reading

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Through The Inner Chaos, The IBS-Induced Mental Haze And The Usual Madness… A Post From The Hook.

Admittedly, I haven’t had the desire to blog lately. But that doesn’t mean my life has suddenly become boring, by any means. Indeed, the weirdness quotient in the Niagara Falls hospitality hasn’t diminished one iota, especially since the summer season … Continue reading

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My Psyche, My Enemy?

When I was a mere young lad my German grandmother used to take me on a long journey to the corner store – which was across the street from her apartment building. Fittingly, it was located on the corner and … Continue reading

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Almost A Decade In And I’m Still Tinkering…

HOOK’S NOTE:  Balance is vital to a happy existence, friends. And so after a year of struggling to adapt a format on this blog that will please everyone (especially Big Brother) I’ve decided to carry on a proud tradition carved … Continue reading

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