From Acquaintance to Best Friend in 200 Hours

200 Hours Did you know that it takes approximately 200 hours of quality time spent with a new acquaintance to transform that connection into a close, committed friendship?   This is why it often seems like it was easier to make close friends in childhood than it is now, but it isn’t; it’s simply that those 200 hours pass by […]

Be strong like the trees

A couple of weeks ago here on Long Island, we were hit by Tropical Storm Isaias. Heavy winds knocked out power to almost half a million households and left electrical cables hanging precariously over neighborhood streets. However, the most visible signs of damage were the many trees either broken in half or completely uprooted. Seeing this while driving around the […]