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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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I’m Still Down… But I’m Not Out.

The following moment of levity (my type of levity, at least) comes to you courtesy of New York, New York’s Jewish community (I love these guys for reasons that will soon be made clear) who have descended in record numbers … Continue reading

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It’s Monday; What’s On The Hook’s Mind?

Filling this space with something, pretty much anything, obviously. So let’s get started, shall we? ONE)  Seriously?  It’s World Emoji Day. If you were unaware of this real-world celebration of the virtual world, congratulations; it may not be much but … 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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The Least Romantic Conversation I’ve Ever Overheard.

There are other things/calamities unfolding in my life that I could use this space to discuss… but I need to wrap myself in the familiar, the absurd, the not-so-normal that has become perfectly normal in my existence. If I don’t, … Continue reading

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It’s Over!!!

Yes, the day has finally arrived… It seemed as though it was going to last forever… (And no, that wasn’t what she said – ever.) But… MARCH BREAK IS OVER!!!   They’re gone! Blessed be to all-mighty God herself… they’re … Continue reading

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