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You can do a good job or a bad job.

But oftentimes, whatever kind of job YOU do is valued in comparison to someone else's efforts.
Here are two examples – one involving me and one involving NYC Mayor Bill DiBlasio.
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The school nurse called with an update.

And that means I have an update.
As well as some thoughts about "state ID cards" and immigration.
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We got a call from the school nurse this week.

Turns out the snack bar I sent in with my son doesn't have nuts... but it's produced in a facility that HANDLES nuts.
When you're talking about "special needs" and food allergies, when is enough enough? When have you gone too far in putting the needs of a very small minority over those of an entire school population?
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Some comments on Dan Harmon's HARMONTOWN podcast caused me to remember an incident from Queens College in 1983 or 1984.

Radio legend Jean Shepherd spoke at my school and I was there to witness it.
Howard Stern, Colt Cabana, and Lena Dunham also factor in somehow.
Do I make it all work? Check it out.
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From episode 76:

My neighbor from two doors down did a pretty obnoxious thing last week.

Now, I didn't see him do it. But it reeks of his past behavior.

(Epilogue: I did ask my next-door neighbors when they got home, and they
confirmed it involved something that THEY did not approve).

Herein, tales of my neighborhood.
Happy New Year!
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As the year winds to a close, here are some news stories that are not necessarily that topical anymore. As I clear the deck for 2015!

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I volunteered at our temple to work at the annual holiday bazaar.

It's an interested experience to be 51 and still the youngest person in the room by a good 15 years.
Some other thoughts as well, going back over past bazaars at different temples.
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Hooray! Earlier this summer, our younger son finally finished with potty training.

And he completely finished with DIAPERS about six weeks later.
Although I was caught up with other (more important) stuff, I wanted to go back and touch on the milestones of this occasion.
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We just bought a game system for the kids. For me, that means trying to learn from the ground up, before even introducing it to our children.

Many years ago, I had an addiction to a popular video games. In fact, I've had several start-and-stop addictions to these games.
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We went to a funeral on a very cold day this week.

It was a change from a funeral four years ago, when it was 103 degrees.
Here's some sober reflections on death as we celebrate and give thanks this week.
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