Steps

Steps

Steps There are steps I’ll take to be with youTo never be apart again To hear your quiet sounds as the wind blowsCatch the faintest whiff of your perfumeI know you’re reaching out to me Undoing the ropes of my restraint Pulling spiderwebs so close to your graspA hundred arms waiting to join with mineI recall your silky hair dipped in the morning dewThe flaxseed richness and the golden hueThe way you tied it and dyed itI gave…

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Civics Lesson

Civics Lesson

Judging from some of the rhetoric emanating from Washington DC, I think this would be a good time for a refresher about Civics and History.  No matter what your position is relative to the political divide the key element to remember is that this is a country of laws, not of men.  The country’s structure is based on a legal system that has been crafted through debate, compromise and, ultimately, consensus.  The country is not…

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Poetry Corner: The Horseman

Poetry Corner: The Horseman

The Horseman “I was a chess piece you handled.  A horseman polished and free. You cuddled me inside your warm soft palms. Where I thought I,  Would always be. You moved all the pieces around me.  We sat in a golden chair. I watched as you pushed many over. It hurt me but I kept your care. You fondled me as if you knew me. You kept me in pockets of time. I carried so…

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The Short Story Column

Two stories I like from SHORT STORIES: PART I 1. RED. She always loved the color red. It was beautiful, different shades of red reminded her of a rose, until one day. One day a mission went terribly wrong. A demon found a way to possess her, control her body. She could understand everything that was happening, she tried to fight it, to fight the demon inside of her, but nothing worked. After seeing Matthew…

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Poetry Corner: Poems Part One

Poetry Corner: Poems Part One

POEMS: PART I1. When you look into her eyes, It’s like looking into her soul, You can see every tear shed,You can hear every scream yelled,You can feel her heart break,And you can hear it shatter, When he said that he never loved her. 2. She reads this book Like her life depends on it. She’s attached to its characters As if she was a part of it. She will remember its impact On her for the rest of…

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FanVestor: Platform for Fans to Invest in Their Heroes Gains Traction

FanVestor: Platform for Fans to Invest in Their Heroes Gains Traction

Our friend Larry Namer always seems to be in the forefront of coming trends. We recently received this missive from him regarding FanVestor, which enables fans to invest in the various endeavors of their favorite personalities from the entertainment world to the sports world. Dear Faith, I am happy to announce that I have moved from an advisory board member in FanVestor to the COO position. While I’m still heading Metan Global and will continue…

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My All-Time Basketball Team

Earvin “Magic” Johnson, objectively the most crowd-pleasing superstar in NBA history (based on the way the NBA skyrocketed, popularity wise, in the 1980s), was the definition of a “quarterback” on the basketball court, while he was the flashiest, unselfish basketball player of all-time — who could handle the basketball better than anyone and extemporaneously find the open man better than anyone. While he was obviously the greatest fast break basketball player of all-time, his overall…

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Which Player (Throughout NBA History) Would I Build My Franchise Around?

If I could pick one player throughout NBA history to build my franchise around, I would pick the same player that Bill Sharman picked in the 1979 NBA Draft — and that is Earvin “Magic” Johnson.Now, could Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or LeBron James beat Magic in a one-on-one-game? I don’t know? But who cares. Basketball is not a one-on-one sport. Basketball is a five-on-five team sport. And in a five-on-five setting, and…

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“The Pivotal Spring” Timeline

“The Pivotal Spring” Timeline

March 26, 1979: Earvin “Magic” Johnson and the Michigan State Spartans defeat Larry Bird and the Indiana State Sycamores in the 1979 NCAA Division 1 Basketball Championship Game, the highest-rated televised college basketball game ever.  [note: Red Auerbach, the then basketball-related decision-making authority for the Boston Celtics, had already reserved the rights to eventually sign Larry Bird, back in 1978 (while Bird was actually still in college)].April 19, 1979: Bill Sharman, the then Lakers GM…

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Da Carla Caffe: A Study in Italian Charm

Da Carla Caffe: A Study in Italian Charm

Da Carla Caffe, or “The Carla”, so named after the chef Carla Baldieri, is a charming cafe that offers simply delicious food precisely prepared for your pleasure and served on sidewalk tables in a perfectly peaceful atmosphere in Beverly Hills.  Da Carla is a joint enterprise of Chef Baldieri and Tony Cacciotti, and the restaurant is a loving creation which inculcates their years of experience in the business into a delightful dining experience for their…

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