Roberta Satow is the author of Doing the Right Thing: Taking Care of Your Elderly Parents Even if They Didn’t Take Care of You and the novel, Two Sisters of Coyoacan. She is Professor Emerita of Sociology at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is also a practicing psychoanalyst and writes a blog for Psychology Today (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/life-after- 50) about personality problems that interfere in success in relationships and at work.
My Goal of the Day: Do something that makes the world a little bit better.
My Thought of the Day: People who patch their worn jeans don’t buy jeans with holes in them. But both kinds of people need to be listened to and respected.
My Action of the Day: Vote, write 600 words and listen carefully to patients.
My Deed of the Day: I voted.
My Tip of the Day: Stay present and listen well.
My Pic of the Day:
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City? I love living in Manhattan because I can be anywhere in half an hour—see a play at the Public Theater, go to the movies, eat in a dozen different restaurants or go to a museum.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
My favorite breakfast is two poached eggs with spinach and coffee. My favorite breakfast place is in Washington, CT—Hidden Valley.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – I am sleeping.
10:00 AM – I am seeing patients or writing.
12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
My favorite lunch spot is Le Midi on East 13th Street in Manhattan. I love their omelets with a salad on the side.
7:00 PM – I am seeing patients or eating dinner with my husband.
11:00 PM – I am watching “The Eleventh Hour” with Brian Williams.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
I drink one cup of coffee in the morning; one cup of green tea in the afternoon; and 1 or 2 glasses of wine at dinner.
What should everyone try at least once?
Eggs en meurette (eggs poached in red wine with bits of bacon) preferably in a café in Burgundy!
Scallops with foie gras
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
I like to get lost in European cities like London, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Paris. There are always architectural wonders or shops that I never would have known about. And it’s easy to find your way again eventually!