My Last Hours with my Father
My Last Hours with my Father

My Last Hours with my Father

He struggled to lift his arm and place his hand over my badge.  At about three o’clock in the morning, I decided to visit him in the hospital.  He was seventy-nine years old and he would die in three hours. I was on my way home from a late night at work, still in...

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Choices
Choices?

Choices?

Hello everyone. I love this cartoon above. It portrays such a vivid image of the power of our choices. I think many people would look at this cartoon and say, "Sure, I have choices." But how often do we practice making that choice? And let's think on that a bit....

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And now I am a Mom.
And now I am a Mom.

And now I am a Mom.

We all remember the brutal and senseless assassination of NYPD Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on December 20, 2014. We have since learned of the amazing forethought Sanny Liu had while in the state of shock she was in at the hospital that day. On July 25,...

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Uncle Louie
Uncle Louie

Uncle Louie

Today we celebrated my uncle Louie Schlifstein‘s 106th birthday. Louie is not a blood relative but my sisters and I grew up calling him “Uncle Louie.” Louie was an NYPD sergeant and he retired in 1962. My father, a 71 Precinct cop from 1943 to 1966, often had his...

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Legacy
Legacy

Legacy

What is our true legacy?   I love taking scenic photos. I’ve been lucky enough to get some nice shots over the years, but one of my favorite photos I've ever taken is one that has very little scenic value, but brings me to an analogy that is profound for me....

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Where It Began
Where It Began

Where It Began

So this is where it all began, for me. I grew up in Old Mill Basin, 5306 Avenue L. I happen to be in the area yesterday so I decided to take this photo. It evoke a number of memories, of course. One I would like to share is when I was about six years old my father...

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Perspective
Perspective

Perspective

Hello everyone. I thought I would share some of a chat that we had with the server at dinner last night. A bubbly and upbeat person, she was very open to conversation, so much so that I wondered whether or not other people in the restaurant were waiting for their...

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Choices
Choices

Choices

Hello everyone. I love this cartoon below. It portrays such a vivid image of the power of our choices. I think everyone of us looks at this and says to ourselves, "So true, I have choices." But how often do we practice making that choice? And let's think on that a...

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My Last Hours with my Father

My Last Hours with my Father

He struggled to lift his arm and place his hand over my badge.  At about three o’clock in the morning, I decided to visit him in the hospital.  He was seventy-nine years old and he would die in three hours. I was on my way home from a late night at work, still in...

Read More
Choices?

Choices?

Hello everyone. I love this cartoon above. It portrays such a vivid image of the power of our choices. I think many people would look at this cartoon and say, "Sure, I have choices." But how often do we practice making that choice? And let's think on that a bit....

Read More
And now I am a Mom.

And now I am a Mom.

We all remember the brutal and senseless assassination of NYPD Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on December 20, 2014. We have since learned of the amazing forethought Sanny Liu had while in the state of shock she was in at the hospital that day. On July 25,...

Read More
Uncle Louie

Uncle Louie

Today we celebrated my uncle Louie Schlifstein‘s 106th birthday. Louie is not a blood relative but my sisters and I grew up calling him “Uncle Louie.” Louie was an NYPD sergeant and he retired in 1962. My father, a 71 Precinct cop from 1943 to 1966, often had his...

Read More
Legacy

Legacy

What is our true legacy?   I love taking scenic photos. I’ve been lucky enough to get some nice shots over the years, but one of my favorite photos I've ever taken is one that has very little scenic value, but brings me to an analogy that is profound for me....

Read More
Where It Began

Where It Began

So this is where it all began, for me. I grew up in Old Mill Basin, 5306 Avenue L. I happen to be in the area yesterday so I decided to take this photo. It evoke a number of memories, of course. One I would like to share is when I was about six years old my father...

Read More
Perspective

Perspective

Hello everyone. I thought I would share some of a chat that we had with the server at dinner last night. A bubbly and upbeat person, she was very open to conversation, so much so that I wondered whether or not other people in the restaurant were waiting for their...

Read More
Choices

Choices

Hello everyone. I love this cartoon below. It portrays such a vivid image of the power of our choices. I think everyone of us looks at this and says to ourselves, "So true, I have choices." But how often do we practice making that choice? And let's think on that a...

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