Author Archives: Bob Filbin

The Hunger Games: Who Wants to Play?

Last Friday evening, for all 2 hours and 22 minutes of the Hunger Games, I was riveted, and not alone. The audience around me gasped, screamed, and hollered almost to match the cast. Yet I left the Hunger Games feeling … Continue reading

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It’s Valentine’s Day. Close the Office!

This Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, my office is closed. None of my friends have the day off. Neither does my girlfriend. Google “Valentine’s Day businesses closed” and you’ll see titles like “Why Small Businesses Love Valentine’s Day.” Why? Gue$$. It’s not because they’re having … Continue reading

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Where to Live? The City, Naturally.

I live a short walk from Prospect Park, the Brooklyn sibling of Central Park. In the summer, the air of Prospect Park is filled with a shimmer of charcoal, the unrestrained shouts of children, and the gentle flap of kites shifting … Continue reading

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How Best To Change The World?

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  – Howard Thurman How best to change the world? As an activist, this … Continue reading

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Finding Community

In high school, finding community was easy. Our skimpy track team uniforms, a la Juno, left it little room to hide. Between boys and girls, friendships stemmed from wearing equally short shorts. (The girls appreciated our obvious comfort with gender … Continue reading

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