JUST GOT TWO MORE BOOKINGS…

I just got booked to do a book talk (no pun intended) two more times – both in Great Neck.  Will post details as it gets closer.

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TOO GOOD TO EAT…

Kudos to NYC for really teaching.  My grandson just “graduated” from kindergarten.  This is a ceramic piece he made after learning about Wayne Thiebaud, his favorite artist.  Of course that was a month ago.  Now his favorite artist is Jim Dine.  I can talk to him about Picasso and Leger and O’Keefe and the list goes on.

For graduation, he told me, his class was going to sing “It’s a Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong.  Yes, he knew who wrote the song and he knew some history about Armstrong.

His music teacher encouraged him to learn piano and so he is.  And he practices 10 minutes everyday.

THANK YOU NYC for doing your job in educating my grandson.  THERE ARE NO TEACHERS LIKE NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS once the city makes up its mind to do the job!

From one teacher to all of you, THANK YOU!!!!!

Yet another author found me on linked in and we connected and exchanged books.

I have met more interesting people in the past 6 months since I published my book!  The author of this book, Sylvie Heyman comes from my hometown and we share a lot in common.  So, here is to another fringe benefit of publishing!

Four more just sold…

This book is an easy read but makes you think.  Please take it with you to the beach or pool or consider giving as a gift.  My book goes great with summer.

I talked stocks to my 6 year old grandson!

I watch Jim Cramer whenever I can and I listen to him.  I do not buy stocks based on his recommendations BUT I listen to his advice.  I am a teacher, like him.  He tells us to get kids interested in stocks at an early age.  And the way to do it is by asking them what products they know and like.  Well,  after a sloppy explanation of what a stock is, and even I cannot wrap my head around what a stock actually is, I asked my grandson if he would be interested in the Walt Disney Company.  He said he did not like Frozen, so he would pass on that hypothetical stock.  But then he said he would like Netflix.  Now why didn’t I ask him 2 years ago, when Netflix was still affordable?  Then he thought:  What about a company that makes…you guessed it:  CHOCOLATE?

Wayne Thiebaud is my grandson’s favorite artist so…

I watch Jim Cramer whenever I can and I listen to him.  I do not buy stocks based on his recommendations BUT I listen to his advice.  I am a teacher, like him.  He tells us to get kids interested in stocks at an early age.  And the way to do it is by asking them what products they know and like.  Well,  after a sloppy explanation of what a stock is, and even I cannot wrap my head around what a stock actually is, I asked my grandson if he would be interested in the Walt Disney Company.  He said he did not like Frozen, so he would pass on that hypothetical stock.  But then he said he would like Netflix.  Now why didn’t I ask him 2 years ago, when Netflix was still affordable?  Then he thought:  What about a company that makes…you guessed it:  CHOCOLATE?