Just a quick note to thank you all for your well wishes with our baby boy Beckett. He's now been home for over 2 weeks and is doing gangbusters. The fluid in his chest cavity has miraculously cleared itself up, and he was called "Our miracle baby" by the NICU nursing staff at Yale New Haven when he returned for a check up this past week. His parents sleep schedule has certainly changed (my eyes say it all in the included photo), and multi-tasking has taken on an all new meaning since his arrival. We love every minute of it...
My thanks also to Frank DiGiacomo and the good folks at the New York Daily News Gatecrasher column for posting the attached piece in the Sunday paper. Daddy hopes that next time he's mentioned in the paper will be as the new starting striker for his beloved Arsenal FC. Although Mommy votes for starting quarterback at USC...
Stay tuned! And thank you all again!
It's a pretty rare occasion that I can be at a loss for words. If you don't believe me, just ask me....haha. I'll admit though, as I hit the keys here, I'm indeed a little at a loss. How does one possibly convey such a life-changing event?
Nonetheless... I've always found it fascinating the relationship I've had and continue to have with my listening audience over the years. It's kind of like one big family, even though that family is 1.5 million strong. Readers of the blog see that a little bit of everything is discussed when I write my stories. Some folks like the Rockstar/Celebrity-related stuff, others my life experiences from back in the day, etc. No matter the subject matter, my musings always in some way celebrate this party we call life. Or in this case, celebrating new life, its purest and most innocent form.
Fall has always been my favorite time of year, and the only downer about the season is that it means the coming closure of charity golf tournament season. There's nothing like spending a day on the links for a great cause.
On Wednesday at River Vale CC, I had the pleasure of attending the Hertz corporate golf outing in support of the Make a Wish Foundation. The good folks at Hertz (who have forever been my rental car company during my frequent travels) were a tremendous help in being part of my winning/receiving the LLS National Man of the Year award, and here they showed once again why they are also #1 when it comes to charity.
Make a Wish is one of my favorite organizations, and they truly change lives with their efforts for kids with life threatening illnesses. $140,000 was raised by Hertz for this most worthwhile charity (making it the top golf tourney in $ raised for M-A-W), and we all had a blast. My thanks at Hertz to Jim Miller (who had everyone cracking up during the raffle), Ed Fontana (Nice speech!), and the lovely Lemore Hecht for their hospitality and doing a fantastic/successful job.
There's only one person I can think of that attends more charity golf tournaments than myself, and he defines the word legend, not only for his history with the Yankees, but his sensing of giving to others by going out of his way making appearances at these type events. And that is one Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra. I see Yogi at all sorts of charity events (especially golf related in the warm months), and he always has a smile on his face, along with a "Yogi-ism" to crack you up. "Mr Berra" is a true gent, and at 86, still hilarious as ever. It's always nice to see him and have a chat. All in all a wonderful day, that had me smiling the whole way home.
Photo courtesy of Antonio Encarnacion