Happy New Year
I was going to write something about world politics, or Derek Jeter, or Gail Collins’ column on climate, or why it is raining in New York, when the Jewish holy days are supposed to bring gorgeous fall weather, or my friend from junior high school who is becoming a rabbi.
Instead, I am sending a photo from our granddaughter Anjali, currently visiting family in the north woods.
9/25/2014 02:17:16 pm
There is a saying on Wall Street that goes, "Sell on Rosh Hashanah, buy on Yom Kippur." As the market was crashing today, I called my dear friend and broker, and spoke to his wife to convey the message that he should head to his temple and tell his investor friends to STOP selling. My good friend's wife told me that getting him to the temple would take an act of God. So goes the market.....but I'd be happy to have Anjali's photos at services should I jump out a window.
9/25/2014 03:50:33 pm
Smart people weren't there this morning to tell the lemmings not to scurry. But it;s all just numbers. Where else are people going with their money?
9/26/2014 03:10:59 am
And now for a dissenting opinion let's go to a bitter old Mets' fan* in New Jersey:
9/26/2014 06:19:35 am
Betcha that Buck has thought, every day for 19 years, if he had played Jeter instead of Tony Fernandez in Sept. and Oct, he could have managed the Yankees as long as Torre did.
9/26/2014 03:45:12 am
I’m always fearful when it rains on the Jewish holidays that the “Doomsday” prediction is coming true. So far, it has occurred so infrequently that the worst did not have time to kick in.
9/26/2014 06:21:14 am
Your lips to G-d's ears, as people said in my neighborhood.
9/26/2014 07:18:29 pm
Tell Anjali the photo is beautiful!
9/27/2014 03:11:00 am
John, thanks, from you that is a high compliment. G
9/27/2014 05:01:40 am
Shana Tova to you and yours. Lovely picture. Growing up in NYC area I always remember Jackie Mason or another wit saying, "there are more Jewish holidays in New York than in Israel. (New Year is not one of them.). Shalom.
9/27/2014 06:11:49 am
Catching this post after the extended holiday weekend in Jerusalem. Thanks for your wishes, George. Just seeing the news about Jeter tonight. Only thought: “Are you kidding me?"
9/27/2014 09:11:01 am
Dear Mendel: It happened in the middle of the night in Israel, but let me tell you, it was nuts. I ducked most of the game -- had enough with Yankeemania, even for Jeter -- but clicked on the tube at 10 pm, bottom of the eighth. Amazing. What a treat it has been to cover him and watch him for this generation. GV
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“I don’t think people understand how Covid affects older Americans,” Mr. Caretti said with frustration. “In 2020, there was this all-in-this-together vibe, and it’s been annihilated. People just need to care about other people, man. That’s my soapbox.”
---Vic Caretti, 47, whose father recently died of Covid at 85.
---From an article by Paula Span, who covers old age for the NYT, which currently has 2646 comments, the majority criticizing the American public – and public officials – for acting as if the pandemic is “over.”
Classic wishful thinking, at a lethal level.