Year: 2017

IT HAPPENED – By Pip Helix (Davin’s Den)

I was an innocent, a fairly naïve girl for a seventeen-year-old, working in a diner after school and on weekends. It was my first job after doing odd jobs with my father, helping my brother with his paper route, or babysitting.  This was the first time working for an actual boss, surrounded by strangers.  It was…

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THE RACE TO THE END PART 4 “THE MOVE” – By Joe Currie (Davin’s Den)

If you told me five years ago that I would pull away from my house for the last time with Joe’s girl in  a red rape van I would say you were nuts, but that’s just what happened.  June 15thsince I was six was the day my Father died, I scheduled the closing of my…

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Respectable Statues – By Davin Rosenblatt

I was watching a documentary about George Steinbrenner, the deceased New York Yankees owner.  They were showing Monuments Park which is where the Yankees honor their great players of eras past. Yankee fans were beaming with pride and emotional. Well of course, they are fans of the team. Then I was thinking how when I…

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October 24, 2017

If you got Halloween candy as a kid, you have to give it out as an adult.

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OLD FANGLED – By Pip Helix (Davin’s Den)

I used to stay up all night to write term papers in college.  I’d mentally plan out the flow of the paper, but it wasn’t until the sun was down that I would feel ready to actually pull together all of the threads of my thoughts and bang out the full paper.  Back in the…

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THE RACE TO THE END PART 3 “THE BANK” – By Joe Currie (Davin’s Den)

As I was saying in part 2 the whole process in my life change is what I called hurdles. At this point of the game I crossed some major ones, I found a buyer for my house, we went into contract, and two weeks later I found my new house and went into contract. The…

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THE FIRST PITCH – By Davin Rosenblatt

There are some things that you see other people do that seem pretty cool. Maybe it is something you would like to do. Maybe it is something you never thought about actually doing.  It is something that you really can’t work towards as it has to be an honor or offered and not necessarily achieved. …

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Am I a Schmuck or a Mensch? – By Pip Helix (Davin’s Den)

As listeners who are also my friends on Facebook know, the past year at my “day programs” has been rather fraught with ups and downs.  I worked at a position with one employer, with whom I dealt with a hierarchy of Evil Overlords that made my days miserable, and my nights sleepless and full of…

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THE RACE TO THE END PART 2 THE NEW HOUSE – By Joe Currie (Davin’s Den)

                 During the whole part of my life changing ordeal there was so many frustrating moments in selling my house, such as the home for the disabled making an offer on my house, leading us on for three months and the day before going into contract walking on the deal. As I say in my…

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NINE WEEKS IN – By Davin Rosenblatt

I am in the middle of my ninth week of the 21 Day Fix workout program. They call it 21 Day Fix because after 3 weeks it all just repeats. I don’t know, I am not paying very close attention to be honest. I just know every day of the week is a different work…

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PAPER ROUTE – By Pip Helix (Davin’s Den)

When I was a child, my brother had a paper delivery route. His route was larger than the other kids’, and the weekend delivery was even larger, because some people only subscribed to the Sunday edition.  So,  on Sundays, my father, brother and I would wake up at some ridiculous pre-dawn hour, and go to…

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THE RACE TO THE END PT 1 – By Joe Currie (Davin’s Den)

This past April to June was the most stressful part of my life since the passing of my Mom twenty four years prior. I was ending a twenty three year relationship, I was leaving a home I lived in since I was three, I had to get packed and ready to move with no help,…

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Us and Them – By Pip Helix (Davin’s Den)

I recently had a conversation with a young man, just turned 19, about politics and race, that turned some of my preconceived notions on their head – and not for the better. This young man, whom I will call Alberto, was born in Central America, and became a naturalized citizen.  His mother came to the…

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WORKING OUT – by Davin Rosenblatt

I don’t like it one bit.  I don’t like feeling the burn.  I don’t like lifting heavy objects. Nope don’t like any of it. However, I do know that if I don’t work out and just give into my worst impulses I could be the guy where they have to cut off the front of…

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Unpredictable – By Pip Helix (Davin’s Den)

This evening, I was driving home on a highway that is separated by a thick, wooded median, with wooded areas on either side of the highway, and traffic was moving along at a decent clip. As I came around the small bend in the road, I suddenly saw the brake lights, and the strange, cautious…

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DOCUMENTATION – By Davin Rosenblatt

In American political life we are once again being reminded of the importance of documenting things so that you can go back to the notes when things get a little weird.  Former FBI director James Comey was known for taking notes or memos.  He would make these to document when things were out of the…

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Smart Aleck Curse – By Pip Helix (Davin’s Den)

When I was born, the gypsy mid-wife took one look at me and declared that I would be full of Smart Aleck for the rest of my life.  Once the curse was placed upon me, my life story was basically written. There is a good side to the Smart Aleck Curse, in that many people…

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I Have to be Brief – by Joe Currie (Davin’s Den)

                                          WHY? I may have sold my house, we will see, as the propensity for things to go tits up as it has been pretty much a constant from the home for the disabled walking away from the deal to buy the house, ”now they can walk”, And then one buyer asking if someone died…

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Back to Scamming Scammers – By Davin Rosenblatt

Well it looks like I am back at it. It has been a few years since I scammed a scammer. I have never looked for scammers to scam.  They have always found me but most of the time I just ignore them.  I found this “girl” in my Other box on Facebook. She sent me…

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Bless You – By Pip Helix (Davin’s Den)

Why do we continue to bless people when they sneeze?  It’s really a strange custom, and people never seem to think about it.  Of the list of uncontrollable bodily functions, it can rank pretty high on the annoying scale.  Blinking, for example, is also out of our control, and is only annoying if someone does…

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Please By My House – By Joe Currie (Davin’s Den)

It is now March and my house has been on the market since June of last year and I am at the end of my rope. Since February of last year when I got separated, my main goal to get the house sold and from last year February until June I had worked tirelessly to…

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How to Write a Damn Check – by Pip Helix (Davin’s Den)

It is truly disturbing to me to see, via my day program, that there is an unacceptable portion of the public that does not know how to write a check.   It may be a dying art, with the advent of electronic payment and debit cards, but there are still instances when being able to write…

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THE POWER OF SNOWFLAKES – by Davin Rosenblatt

I woke up this morning and I looked out my window and I thought there was a protest. I saw thousands and thousands of  snowflakes.  There were snowflakes on the street. Snowflakes on my car. Snowflakes at my front door.  Snowflakes marching from the sky.  Nothing was moving except the relentless march down of snowflake…

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I Just Want To Get A Soda – By Joe Currie (Davin’s Den)

                  Tuesday for me is usually a long day, I am up at six am and usually tired as band rehearsal was the night before In Jersey and I live on long Island. Anyway, I get up do final show prep, go to the day program, work through lunch, take ten minutes to plug…

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I’m so tired – By Pip Helix (Davin’s Den)

I’m so tired of the political conversation.  Absolutely exhausted. It’s not that I’m tired of discussing politics as much as I’m exhausted by the way politics is discussed these days. On Facebook let’s face it – it’s become a useless exercise to post something about the things in the new political landscape I don’t agree…

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Snowflakes and Safe Spaces – by Davin Rosenblatt

You hear a lot of people calling others “snowflakes” and needing a “safe space.” Snowflake is a derisive term used against people who are perceived as being too easily offended and emotionally vulnerable and unable to take on life’s challenges. Safe Space is a term used for a place where people who feel marginalized can…

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