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When I was in college, I worked in a movie theater.

I've talked about the experience before, but not the racism overtone that pervaded the place.

There was also sexism and age discrimination.

But it's the racism I want to tackle this time out.

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Last week I coached my first little league game.

Last week they didn't schedule a coaches meeting until 36 hours before the start of the season.

Last week it also rained quite a bit.

Last Saturday was interesting.

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This weekend I start my career with a new title, that of "Coach."

There are many titles we can gain over a lifetime and I discuss quite a few of them.

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It was my birthday this past week. Thanks for asking.

I spent the day with my sons, and reflected on how I chose the activities we embarked upon.

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I figured out that I've driven 7 cars regularly over the past 36 years of being a licensed driver.

And they have all been made by two manufacturers!

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Back in the day.... there were video stores. Quentin Tarantino worked in one.

Then Blockbuster Video came and wrecked that business model (not to mention the basis for one of my film scripts).

What happened next was the advent of Netflix and film mailers. Which ultimately became a venue for video streaming services.

The goal is the same: Charge people to watch product on a device. The technology is what has evolved and changed the industry.

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The MTA just enacted another fare hike.

There was immediate, understandable protest.

But this is a broken record and an indefensible system.

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I picked up 1,400 books this week to sell in December as part of my temple's annual Bazaar.

The book sale routinely gathers collectors and dealers who spend three days going through beteween 20,000 and 40,000 books.

With my involvement, the organizers are hoping to get closer to 40,000. And if they continue to work me like the past few weeks, they might just reach that goal.

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The CitiBike program is expanding into upper Manhattan and areas of Brooklyn.

Staten Island feels ignored, but then again, it wouldn't be Staten Island otherwise.

The 2nd Avenue Subway expansion (part one) has attracted riders. But will it ever get to Part 2?

Finally, board games are making a comeback in the Digital Age.

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Trump's cabinet picks seem to be squeaking by.

Coca-Cola is ending one of my minor obsessions, it's loyalty program.

The Port Authority is starting to make noise about building an AirTrain from LaGuardia to the LIRR at Willet's Point.

Finally, there's a push to bring free wi-fi to NYC airports.

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