|FROM ||Ron Guerin
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] 50th
|On 01/30/2013 02:23 AM, Ruben Safir wrote:
> No. There is an insidious uptick in crime and general filthiness. The
> city is in a huge slide and its social fabric is coming unglued again.
> Whether it is just kids jumping turnstiles, to illegal dumping. muggings
> and threatening behavior by kids on trains and streets, it is seriously
> sliding back, and more quickly than global warming.
Well, that's not the kind of news I was hoping to hear. Nevertheless,
it doesn't really change my intent to return, and I certainly haven't
got anywhere better to be.
> > And I need to move on to my second phase of life to life in a place
> > where I feel that I can matter more under less stress. I'd have been
> > gone already if not for the legal issues I'm still stuck in.
> <> the same problems everyone else has. Since I don't want to get into the
> weeds right now, I'll just say that whether you stay or go, the past is
> dead, and the future is "new". You have to re-invent yourself and start
> from scratch and frame everything in 2013 terms for a society that's
> fuzzy about 2010 and doesn't remember anything before 2008, and disdains
> people who do.>>
> Ron, your not getting IT.
> We do not live forever.
That, I get.
> I have what, maybe 15 years in my life left? Am I supposed to remake
> what again?
What's your other choice? Sit around and wait for those 15 years to run
out? What if it turns out to be 25 or 30?
> > I'd also like to get remarried.
> <> you won't be getting remarried if you stay in Brooklyn? Certainly
> there's got to be nice Jewish girls in Brooklyn.>>
> Maybe, but I would rather not be here.
I'd have to say that's a good enough reason to leave, since that's my
own feelings about where I'm at now. I think though, you're required to
appoint a new CEO of Brooklyn before you leave, and turn over the keys
to the bridge.
Any thought about where you might head next, and what it is you're
hoping to make a difference at?