Just one person in the world?

Just one person in the world?

Sharing a phone call I had with a man named Fheal, from the Amazon Support Team. After he helped me with my inquiry I asked him how he was doing. He told me that he was doing well and he just started his shift, and I was his first phone call. We then chatted for a...
Our Life

Our Life

On the beach, at water’s edge The ocean is calm Soft waves A few cargo ships miles away Darkness but for the Moon Shining her light on the water below Look up, stars fill the sky A shooting star just now And our sister planets Mars just to the left of the Moon To my...
“Uncle Joe, that’s awesome!”

“Uncle Joe, that’s awesome!”

On the morning of September 12, 2001, having had a couple of hours sleep, I woke up and put my uniform on and went straight to a memorial service that then New York City Council Member Marty Golden and the community of Marine Park, Brooklyn, put together in the park,...
Our Garden

Our Garden

In 2012 I brought “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” seminars to the NYPD. My team and I taught monthly two days sessions until I retired in 2018. Sunday night a friend sent me a screenshot of an NYPD notification which went to all commands naming the 25...
Honoring Sandy Hook Pilot Captain Timothy M. Murray

Honoring Sandy Hook Pilot Captain Timothy M. Murray

A tragedy happened the other day just a few miles off the shore of Rockaway. Sandy Hook Pilot Captain Timothy M. Murray died while climbing a ladder to board a cargo ship at the entrance to the Ambrose Channel. (Please see link) Those who have been on the beach at...
The American Dream?

The American Dream?

During the last few weeks, our country has experienced unprecedented violence and discord in many of our cities, where many demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd turned violent, with large scale looting and violent attacks on Police Officers. As the...
Do the Things That Otherwise Bring You Joy

Do the Things That Otherwise Bring You Joy

These last several months I have been doing daily self-care excursions, getting myself to beautiful places, even if for an hour or so and even when the weather is not so good. As soon as I get into my car, I feel such relief, and then an almost euphoric feeling comes...
Thoughts: Emotional Wellness During the Covid-19 Crisis

Thoughts: Emotional Wellness During the Covid-19 Crisis

Since this crisis began I have been trying to put out messages of support, encouragement and hope. I thank each of you for your part in that and for your constant encouragement. I have also been having a number of private conversations with people who have had the...