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10 Suggestions for Reopening Gyms in NY State

It’s been over 90 days since gyms were closed in NY State to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and this past week Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the issue with the following update:

"We are still looking at the science and the data. There has been information that those situations have created issues in other states. If we have that information we don't want to then go ahead till we know what we're doing. Right? This is a road that no one has traveled on before. And logic suggests that if you see a problem in other states then you explore it before you move forward in your state."

Cuomo also suggested the exercisers in gyms would likely not wear masks which could spread more of the virus.

While we all can applaud anchoring policy to science and data, it’s questionable if this has been done here. Despite literally months to research and formulate a plan, NYS has not offered any definitive science backed information tied to re-opening gyms. More troubling, NY has appar…

RIP, Sam Lloyd

I heard this weekend of the passing of Sam Lloyd, who played the hapless lawyer Ted on the show.

Sam Lloyd was very talented and funny, and one of the enduring secondary characters that made the show seem like a real close-knit community.

My favorite Ted memory wasn't one of his comedic scenes but the end of the episode "My Way Home" (the one inspired by The Wizard of Oz) when Ted and his band sing a rooftop version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".


RIP, Sam. Peons will assemble over the rainbow.

Songs of power and hope over the Coronavirus Pandemic

Music has always inspired and motivated, and it's been no different during this pandemic. Over the past month, this playlist came together as I was exercising or lying in bed at night. These are some of my favorite songs, old and new, that collectively shout and soar above the coronavirus. I've uploaded the playlist on YouTube and below is a list of the songs.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbsn1a1MJMq7ITnSS5qY8jF4fNyU3Orx-

"Better Days" - Goo Goo Dolls   "Over the Rainbow" - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
"Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
"My City of Ruins" - Bruce Springsteen
"Give a Little Bit" - Supertramp
"Don't Give Up" - Peter Gabriel (with Kate Bush)
"Things Can Only Get Better" - Howard Jones
"Lean on Me" - Bill Withers
"Livin' on a Prayer" - Bon Jovi
"You Gotta Be" - Des'ree
"Hall of Fame" - The Script (with will.i.am)
"No Woman, No …