HOULIE

Everyone’s favorite bartender…

Hooley

Good read from Leslie of DNA Info…

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170317/windsor-terrace/jim-houlihan-brooklyn-st-patricks-day-parade

“He’s always been involved in community activities and he’s generous with his time and money. We’ve gotten a lot of positive responses. Everybody seems to know him and to love him.”

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A PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO

RIP Chuck Berry…

Corner shot of schoolyard

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CHILDHOOD LIVING…

Joe Lee, my buddy from back in the day came out to visit for the weekend.

Joe and I grew up together playing ball in the schoolyard.

Good dude.

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CHILDREN PLAY…IN THE PARK

USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang.

USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang.

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SHOVEL THAT SNOW

Holy Name Schoolyard, February 2017

snowy-schoolyard

 

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GET INTO THE GROOVE…

For a very long time I have been trying my hand at the “Self-Help” movement.

I’ve read books, listened to motivational speakers, etc.

Tried everything. Spent so much money. Ouch!

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I finally realized the most important thing in my life is to figure out what screwed me up?

All the bullshit about passion, hard work, etc. well, that is all bullshit.

Life is all about the journey. Don’t get me wrong, you need to work hard and all and have passion but…

Getting to the root of the problem and working to eliminate those undesirables, that is the key. Control the controllables. Oops, that sounds like “self-help” talk doesn’t it?

Growing up in the neighborhood I learned awful traits. All my fault. Traits that paralyzed me for many years. No direction. Going with the flow. The daily grind. Never stopping to smell the roses.

Knocked me off the road. My path. You know the deal.

Let me stop though, because I have been beating myself up too long. No more beating…

I’ve found something new, it’s my own program and I am proud of it. Sorta collected different things.

I call it, “On the Right Path.” Doing the right thing. Playing the right way.

LOL, funny right?

Perspective, self-evaluation and honesty are the keys. Doesn’t matter where you been or how old you are. It’s never too late…

Make no mistake, it’s not self-help. It’s more. It’s better. It’s easier. If you are honest. And guess what, I’m not selling anything.

Gregg Popovich, head coach of the San Antonio Spurs once said, “You’re responsible for your own recovery.” Well you are responsible for the road you travel. The path. The journey. Stay on…if you get knocked off, get back on.

I found 30 areas in my life that needs to be eliminated or improved.  So much better than “get up and go work hard…” Grind, grind, grind…work, work, work.

Nah.

Not feeling that.

I work hard. I have passion. That shit gets redundant.

It’s a band-aid. That’s it. Bandages that keep falling off.

What I’m talking about is “undesirable emotional responses” to life’s daily dealings.

The challenges we face soon as we wake up. Why? Why? Why? Where did it originate?

Here we go, number one is fear. Oh boy did I enter into a dark space. I went back and tried to find the original time and place when I started to fear.

Dale Carnegie once said, “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it, go out and get busy.”

Yo Red, sounds like self-help talk to me…

Nah.

Have a solid day…

Red

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANKIE

Wanted to wish Frank Cullen a Happy Birthday. Frankie and I grew up together and it was some of the best years of my life.

175 Windsor Place

Enjoy the day my man…

Windsor Place 4-Ever!

-Red

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