The shortest month. The dead of winter, punctuated by a few holidays -- Valentine's Day, President's Day, Lincoln's Birthday. Not to mention, a couple of birthdays -- Drew's and mine.
I mean, I hate winter weather, can't wait for spring, but at least I have a few happy things to keep me busy while I deal with the ice and snow.
But in the midst of all that celebrating...
I find myself in a contemplative mood.
Maybe it's the weather. Or my age. Or what's going on in the world.
But I find myself wondering how to be a better person. How to focus positive energy. How to help improve the world.
I've always had a strong sense of social justice. But am I doing enough?
And friends, family? Am I helping to create peace, harmony?
A song popped into my head yesterday. "Easy To Be Hard". It's from the musical Hair, and Three Dog Night's version hit the top 40.
How can people be so heartless? How can people be so cruel?.....Especially people who care about strangers, who care about evil and social injustice....
The lyrics are resonating.
Maybe a little self improvement is in order this month.
life in and around NYC is insane
- a short month -- but very full
- The JCC
- Did you see that?
- La La Land (spoiler alert)
- Eisenhower Park
- Traffic jam!
- Lewis Black!
- Songbird salutes the 70's: David Cassidy
- The Founder
- thinking about my dad...
- feeling old!
- Valentine's Day
- a strange journey
- Jewish Arbor Day
- Celestial happenings
- winter is coming
- Patriots Day
- Jones Beach fallout
- Jones Beach redux
- Groundhog Day -- again
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