Rewriting and Perseverance

I feel like a blacksmith banging out horseshoes by hand – each shoe a word being hammered into something a horse could comfortably wear. Deep into my rewrite, I reached a structural impasse this week that took me three days to resolve, and I’m sharing the process of solving the...

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Il Gattopardo 2021 Il Gattopardo Restaurant, 13 West 54th Street, NYC is a very special destination, because Gianfranco Sorrentino ( the owner) says everything must be freshly prepared the old fashion way like the Italian Grandma used to make.  Vito Gnazzo is the executive chef knows what freshness means with every dish. The...

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Building Your Website with WordPress.com

When It’s Time to Consider Building a Website, WordPress.com Might Be the Answer Thursday, November 18, 5:15 p.m. Once you have your business idea ready to go, your next step is to consider building a website. With so many options, where to begin? Who should build it? And what platform?...

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Thank you for joining SCCI’s Virtual Award Ceremony!

Dear Friends, Thank you for joining us! On behalf of the Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute’s (SCCI) Board and Advisors, we appreciate your support. We have been receiving such wonderful responses of the event and extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone viewing Celebrity Host, Radio/TV Personality, Entrepreneur and Board Member Angela Yee...

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Anne DeSantis Fall Family and Professional News

Hello from Anne DeSantis and Family Hope you are well! This is a “Fall Check-in” with family and professional news/events. Alaine DeSantis & Zac Moren Wedding Our oldest daughter Alaine is getting married! Our family is thrilled to announce the wedding of Alaine and Zac which will be October 1,...

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Are you prepared for OSHA’s new vaccine mandate?

Vax or Test Mandate Is Here Employers with 100 or more employees companywide are now required to mandate either full COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing. The long-awaited Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) lays out the requirements in 490 pages. If you have insomnia, here it is. If...

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Applications of Chess in Programming and Dentistry

We love teaching chess to students of all ages and skill levels, through corporate classes, school programs and private lessons and more. Learn some of the business and life skills you can learn through chess through our two latest podcast episodes: In Podcast Episode 179, National Master Evan Rabin converses with National...

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Don’t get it right….

Happy Friday! As promised, I have photos of my first tango Halloween party. Like the old song, Somewhere Over the Rainbow  goes, “Sometimes dreams really do come true.”                   In my various classes and private sessions, the recurrent theme of time and suspense occurred in each project....

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