THIS SHOULD BE THE YEAR WE BRING CHILDREN BACK TO THE HUDSON RIVER, IN SAILING, FISHING, SWIMMING, BOATING, YACHT CLUBS, BOAT CLUBS, MARINAS….ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE HUDSON RIVER, ANY EVENTS, HAPPENINGS, RESTAURANTS MUST INCLUDE CHILDREN AS THE FOCUS.
WITHOUT YOUNG PEOPLE WE HAVE LOST THE HUDSON RIVER!
"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
"Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun."
"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see."
"The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation."
"God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house. God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives. God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war. God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them."
"There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing."
It was a beautiful August day on the deck of the Croton Yacht Club, where four generations of the Kooney family assembled for an afternoon lunch. The river was calm and glass-like and reflected the deep blue sky and lofty clouds as a mirror image. CLICK ON THE COVER AND FLIP THROUGH THE PAGES TO READ THE ENTIRE STORY
Especially now, at a time where some of us may feel a little dismayed, I think it’s important to list our blessings. Daily. Look closely around you, there is so very much to be thankful for. Believe me, there are few things that can put me in check or humble me like counting my blessings.Actually, I’m supposed to be dead by now, two and a half times over if you want to be technical (at least that’s what the school social worker said). I really should give that B!TC# a holiday ring sometime.I feel thankful every time I sit down to write this column. (Insert awwww here) Who knew ten years ago, almost eleven, that I would have become part of this funny, kooky, loving, boating family? At that time the only thing I knew about boats was that my first marital mistake had one, he named her Poison Ivey. Then, after the divorce, she became Calamine Lotion. Charming, right? So many of you love food the way that I do and everyone was so receptive to me, I felt instantly befriended. Nice people, and I get to talk about food all the time. How could I not feel lucky? I can honestly say that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There are no religious obligations, no presents to buy and at my house, you get to spend the day in your pajamas. Every year growing up, I looked for-ward to sitting on the floor with my sister, Mara, rolling a years-worth of ....More
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