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  • Random Thoughts: Fall Edition

    Tonight, I was watching Ben at his ballet class and thinking of Emma at gymnastics, Kate at confirmation, and Nicholas rehearsing and (inevitably) doing homework. As much as I gripe at times about the rigor (mortis) of parenting, it doesn't take much to remind me of how lucky I am...

    Of course, that being said, I'm having a bit of trouble reconciling the fact that Broadway Dance Center has six flat screens that are showing five dance classes and the Disney movie "Enchanted."

    Six screens and no sports?!? No Yankees-Rangers? "Enchanted"?!?

    With that, I bring you another version of “Random Thoughts”:

    • Recently, I heard a woman in her late 40s say, proudly: "I've never seen Casablanka, and what was that other movie, the one that has "wind" in the name?" Gotta love public transportation in Virginia.

    • The Today Show is soliciting stories on "What went wrong for your child in school?" for a future segment. GREAT (he says sarcastically), but where's the balance here? Why not say, "What went RIGHT for your child in school?"

    • Why do some people think that taking advantage of others who are doing their best should be considered a blood sport? My jaded, cynical side knows the answer; the side that tries to be optimistic is befuddled and not amused in the slightest.

    • Insomnia keeps trying to buddy up to me, especially when I’m in New York. In the city that never sleeps, I think I need a nap.

    • Which leads me to my favorite line in recent memory: "Insanity in New York is really just the status quo..."