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Brooklyn Kids on Trump

I recently learned that Trump is a big topic of conversation among elementary and middle school kids here in Brooklyn. Over dinner my daughter did an impromptu impression of Donald Trump building the wall, knowing full well he would never be physically up to the task. (He’d probably hire Mexicans.) Then my son got into the act with an impression… Read more →

photo courtesy of Molly Watman

Babies in Your Business! Part 2

Having a baby? Time to start your business! To many people that sounds counterintuitive, but women are doing just that and it is contributing to Brooklyn’s meteoric increase in women-owned businesses. According to the NYC Department of Small Business Services, women owned businesses jumped 77% in the last decade. New York City as a whole has the most women entrepreneurs… Read more →

photo by Antonia Martinelli

International Women’s Day is a Made-up Day!

Yesterday I forgot International Woman’s Day. Well, the truth is I didn’t forget, I never knew (even though the day dates back a century). Why? Because it’s a made-up holiday! I’m not saying it’s not a good or necessary holiday, but it is a made-up day nonetheless. It’s one of thousands of made-up days that while serving to promote awareness… Read more →

photo by Antonia Martinelli

Sashy Bogdanovich is Not Raising Sons in Hollywood!

Update May 31, 2020 – The lives and work of Polly Platt and Peter Bogdanovich are explored in two new podcasts. You Must Remember This, explores the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century, and devotes this season to Polly Platt. And Season one of The Plot Thickens, a podcast from Turner Classic Movies, is entitled I’m Still Peter Bogdanovich. Sashy… Read more →

Babies in Your Business! Part 1

Having a baby? Time to start your business! To many people that sounds counterintuitive, but women are doing just that and it is contributing to Brooklyn’s meteoric increase in women-owned businesses. According to the NYC Department of Small Business Services, women-owned businesses in our borough jumped 77% in the last decade. New York City as a whole has the most… Read more →

photo by Joanne Nerenberg

Dance Walk – You know you want to!

I recently followed the Painted Bunting with a group of amateur ornithologists as it frolicked near the LeFrak Center in Prospect Park. This spectacular bird, native to more southern regions, has captured a great deal of local media attention. The New York Times writes, “What he did was unremarkable: Duck, bob, peck, hop. Duck, bob, peck, hop.” Yes, a bird… Read more →