Thursday, December 4, 2014


The sun will shine on the city for the first time this week, only to return to rain by Friday evening and into the weekend. We should be grateful the temperatures aren't cold enough for snow or we would be buried. People go outdoors when the weather is milder with an emphasis today on protests after the Eric Garner decision. Hopefully they will be non violent and not a repeat of Ferguson. It doesn't take many frustrated angry people - black or white - at this time of the year - to stir up trouble especially Saturday night on the full moon.

December 6, 2014 - Full Moon 14° Gemini

New Yorkers sat down in Times Square late Wednesday, filling the streets and sidewalks. In the ambient light of its high-rising video walls and colorful advertisements, they immortalized some of Eric Garner's last words. "I can't breathe! I can't breathe!" chanting in unison. Protesters have already taken to the streets this morning, marching across the Brooklyn Bridge though I see nothing on the Verrazano which Brooklyn to connects Staten Island the scene of Garner's death. You can follow events on the news. At the end of the day we look at the events in the world and notice the ongoing injustices that occur.


If you had asked me what the word meniscus meant this past summer, I wouldn't have had a clue. Suddenly everyone is telling me that they've torn their meniscus and it's very painful. This is not just about seniors but people in all age groups who overdo it when it comes to exercise. If it's not the meniscus it's something else that results in knee or other injuries due to over straining the body without consideration of one's age or weight. I know that many people exercise to get rid of pent-up energies especially if they are are ADHD. Others play sports though not often physically equipped for the exercise involved and there goes their meniscus. If you overwork any part of the body long enough, even the emotions, they will crash.

I decided to post this blog after my friend Lorraine, in Staten Island, called to tell me she is waiting for a call from her doctor about repairing her meniscus. How did she hurt it? She decided to go on a diet and exercised too hard - like a boot camp thing for 20 days. Bad idea. To lose weight find a diet you can stick to and stay with it. Lorraine also said that things are quiet in Staten Island so far, since the Garner decision.

This is what the meniscus patients are complaining about ... In anatomy, a meniscusis a crescent-shaped fibrocartilaginous structure that, in contrast to articular disks, only partly divides a joint cavity. In humans they are present in the knee .Read more ...

I woke up Thursday morning singing this Sam Cook song.