11/24/10 (10:00AM) I have a couple of good links at the end of this post. Make sure to check them out.

A former blog contributor to this site has started his own blog called theorignalboat.  It is setting the blogosphere on fire. I was originally not going to mention the blog because whenever I made a comment on a post of his, he deleted it. He may seem like a tough guy on the outside but I guess on the inside he is very sensitive. My comments weren’t mean spirited or derogatory. But since I have evolved as a person, I decided to give his site a mention and wish him good luck.

I started coaching my 5th grade team again which we practice once a week. I am still trying to teach the fundamentals of the game, which could sometimes be boring for them. I do have the urge every so often to take the easy way and just let them full court but so far I haven’t. I added another voluntary coaching job in addition to the 5th grade. I started going down to Flatbush Varsity’s practices and games. My good friend Jan is coaching them and I am trying to help him out so that he could win a championship. This year’s team has a good shot at going all the way. Five of the guys of that I coached this year on Maccabi are also on Flatbush. I just want to repeat that it is not an official position on the coaching staff.

After 18 and a half years, I finally bought a new bike. The name of it is a Specialized Sirrus. I did some research and the best time to buy a bike is in November. I saw a guy that has the same bike as me and told me he bought it in March for a hundred more dollars then I spent. It goes so much faster then the old one.

Billy Joel on Howard Stern

Prager University: The Middle East Problem

Yeshiva guy says over a vort.

Road From Damascus.Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture.

Back pain widely overtreated in U.S.

Chris "Mad Dog" Russo Celebrates the San Francisco Giants World Series Win on SIRIUS XM

10/6/10 (7:20PM) I went for my follow up visit to my urologist and when I thought it couldn’t get worse, it did. He performed a cystoscopy. First I walked into the room and the nurse had to prep me for the procedure. So I am sitting there in a very awkward position for around five minutes. To waste time, I was playing the first app game that I ever bought called Angry Birds. I can’t stop playing it. When the doctor walked in, I kept my eyes closed the whole time. The whole thing took around a minute and a half. Someone told me “how could you put this on your web site. Its disgusting”. The reason I am doing this is so maybe people that read this would go to a doctor to get checked out. I know somebody that has been constipated for quite awhile but refuses to see a doctor. Hopefully by reading this he would finally go.

I recently bought underwear from Bare Necessities. After wearing them for over a month, they felt a little tight. I called them up and I was able to exchange them for a different pair.  I have no idea what they do with my old ones.

Here is an article about Sylven Landseberg, who I coached against at the Maccabi Games in 2005.

Welcome to Politics Tweet!.

Joe Sitt Is Prez of Heritage Museum, But It’s Not in Coney Island.

9/6/10 (3:00PM) I was having some minor discomfort in my lower area so I went to see my urologist. I figured since I went to all my other doctors, why not him. Then I remembered when I got there why I hate going. First they took a sonogram, which wasn’t that bad.  Then I had to have a procedure, which I think is called an endoscopy. It was the most uncomfortable thing I have ever had done to me. They take this scope and insert it in the anus. It was in there around two minutes. They are moving it back and forth taking pictures. The doctor then sent me for a pelvic and abdomen CT scan, which took only 10 minutes. . The only thing they found was a small kidney stone 1.8 millimeters. I have to go for a follow up next week.

The other day when I got to work, I realized I didn’t have my kippah/yalmukah.  Right away I retraced my steps to no avail. I thought it was gone forever. I had a couple of close calls in the past but always found it. My kippah to me is like Indiana Jones hat to him. The next morning I prayed to God that he help me find it. So I took the same route that I did the previous morning. When I got to Quentin Road and Kings Highway, I saw it lying in the street.

Last week, my mother had tickets to see Johnny Mathis. My father was unable to take her so I was lucky enough to take her instead. They don’t make great singers like they used to.

A very rich man once said, "If you took all the money in the world and divided it equally among everybody, it would soon be back in the same pockets it was before".

Seatgeek.com - Anticipates the best time to buy tickets while allowing fans to save money.

Here is a web site called Three Jars that gives you advice about kid’s allowance. It also calculates what your allowance would be today. When I was 17, I was getting $10 a week, which would calculate, to $18.42 today.

A Peaceful Coexistence Remains, Despite Student Turnover.

Nassau (County) State of Mind

The Animal Odd Couple

Sad end to a man's quest for knowledge.

Kosher Troops.

To all my Jewish readers, I wish you a Shana Tova.

8/18/10 (4:20PM) I took my first vacation in four years when I went to the Maccabi Games in Richmond, Virginia. The last time I took a day off from work before July 4th was February 1, 2008. Out of a possible 951 working days, I showed up to 949 days. Yes, I do keep track of that stuff. I got lucky this time because Howard Stern was also on vacation. Also, David Letterman took a vacation the week I got back so I was able to catch up. The only thing I fell behind was my newspaper. Here is a brief summary of my trip.

The bus was leaving from the JCC in Deal so I had to wake up at 3:45 in the morning. I was taking an athlete with me from Brooklyn and went to pick him up at 4:00. I tried calling him but he never answered so I left. When I was near Bay Parkway on the belt Parkway, he called me so I had to turn around to go get him. A friend of mine lives right near the JCC so I my car by his house for the week. On the bus ride, which took five and half-hours, I borrowed someone’s IPAD with 3G service. It is amazing.

The food I ate in Richmond was the following. I skipped breakfast. Lunch was the same thing everyday. Grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza and French fries with Powerade. I ate at least two to three sandwiches a day. They were great. For dinner, the Maccabi games gave us some meat dinner, which was pretty good. And whenever I got a chance, I got a large ice coffee from Starbucks. Somehow I was able to stay below 160 lbs the whole week.

A for the basketball games, we ended up 4-3 for the week. Going into the games, I thought I was just going to be an assistant but got “promoted” to head coach. You are only allowed to take nine players and out of that nine, three were injured. One player had an acute appendicitis and needed surgery. He had the surgery Tuesday night and by Wednesday afternoon he was able to come and watch the games. Another player broke his foot. And then one of our top players played with a sprained foot. In the semi-finals against Atlantic City, we blew a 14-point lead and lost 67-65. We had a chance to tie the game at the buzzer but missed. Atlantic City had two great players who combined to score 51 out of the 67 points they scored. In the bronze medal game, we defeated Boston 56-50.

The last time the Maccabi Games were held in Richmond, they took us to Kings Dominion. Now they get really cheap. One night the kids spend time with their host families. Two other nights they have games and dancing. The only night they took us anywhere was ice-skating and arcade.

Someone saw me praying there and asked me if I pray for my team to win. I said I wouldn’t waste my prayers on a basketball game. All I pray for is that they play hard, which they did.

I think I got a total of 12 hours of sleep the whole week. The Friday I got back, I slept for 11 hours plus another four on Saturday afternoon. If you want to see pictures of my trip, click here.

As I do every summer, I went to all my doctors. My first doctor I went to see was my dentist. I went for x-rays and a cleaning. The total cost was $198. I had to go back the following week to change a silver filing ($225), which was made of mercury that I got years ago. The next doctor I saw was my eye doctor. After the exam, which was $40, I forgot to bring my sunglasses so I could hardly see. I felt like Mr. Magoo. Then I went for my annual overall checkup ($25) and everything is fine. My HDL cholesterol is 79. My LDL cholesterol is 104. The next day I went for my first stress test ($25). I had to walk on a treadmill for 12 straight minutes. Everything turned out fine.

As you could see by my grid below, I have five hours of TV to watch on Sunday nights. I used to like it when they had repeats on television in the summer. I could catch up on a few movies to watch. Now they have too many good shows to watch. Best shows so far this summer are True Blood and Boston Med.

Freddy Zalta posted this video on Facebook of Morris Kassin singing with Train.

Jack Bauer interrogates Santa.

Top 3 bad historical predictions

1. "Hitler Tamed By Prison: Released on Parole, He is Expected to Return to Austria"
-- Headline in a 1924 edition of The New York Times. The story added, "It is believed he will retire to private life."
2. "It will be gone by June."
-- Variety, sniffing at rock-and-roll in 1955.
3. "And for the tourist who really wants to get away from it all, safaris in Vietnam."
-- Newsweek, predicting hot vacation spots for the late '60s.


7/20/10 (5:15PM) I decided to go to the Maccabi Games in Richmond, Virginia. A couple of weeks ago I was speaking to Glenn Zykofsky on the phone and he was getting on me that I wasn’t coming. So out of nowhere I just said yes. This is the first time I am going since 2006.

For the first time in five years, I spent the weekend in Deal. When I finally do go to the beach, the water was freezing and there were no waves. But spending the time with my family is priceless.

Growing up, I use to love watching the MLB All Star Game. My brothers’ friend Roy use to come over and I never wanted to miss a pitch. So what I use to do was take a three-minute shower during the commercials.

I started again to transfer over my old VHS tapes to DVD. I was doing this last year but then my DVD/VHS machine broke. I finally learned how to use the new one. If anyone needs a tape transferred over, let me know.

Whenever you answer the door to your house, always make sure you could see who is there. Just because someone says that they are from UPS, doesn’t mean that they really are.

My condolences go out to Jan Sandusky on the loss of his father Bill. He was 89.

The World's Reaction to Landon Donovan's Game Winning Goal

Juuuuust A Bit Outside: The Best (and Worst) from MLB's Broadcast Booths

Palestinian Media Watch

Jewish Creationists Ban Rabbi's Books.

6/23/10 (1:30PM) On April 25th, my nephew and I went to the Met game which was called after 5 and a half innings due to rain with the Mets winning 1-0. After the game, the Mets announced that whoever had tickets for that night’s game can mail them in and receive tickets to another game for free. So I mailed them in and then sent two tickets in section 316, which is behind home plate and right in front of the broadcast booths. The whole night cost me just $19 for parking with the Mets winning in 11 innings 2-1. During the game, my row was in the pizza box challenge in which you have to pass down pizza boxes before the other row does. We lost. The winning row got a free slice of pizza, which I am not allowed to eat anyway. In the fourth inning we moved down a few rows and a foul ball landed one seat a way from me.  The ball hit the guy’s hand and landed in the section below. If I had a glove I probably who have caught it. You could see the pictures from the game here.

How to Snag a Major League Baseball

You must watch this show on ESPN called 30 for 30, June 17th, 1994.
This is when it will be on. Set your Tivo/DVR for this.
Wednesday Jun 30 - 11pm ESPN 2
Thursday Jul 15 - 11pm ESPN Classic
Saturday Jul 31 - 2pm ESPN Classic
Here is a write about the special from the web site TV Worth Watching.
But now ESPN is taking a good long look -- a really, really good look -- back at memorable sports moments, issues and cultural reflections from throughout ESPN's 30-year history. Acclaimed filmmakers have delivered 30 labor-of-love documentaries now unreeling under the umbrella title 30 for 30. The films are so eye-opening and thought-provoking that they've been nominated in the news/information category for this year's Television Critics Association Awards.

Anyone over the age of 20 should be able to relate to this week's premiere of June 17, 1994 (Wednesday, June 16 at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN). That's the night O.J. Simpson led Los Angeles police on the infamous "slow-speed chase" as he was being sought in connection with the murder of his ex-wife. But it wasn't the only sports-related happening that Friday. Also taking place were what the film's web site calls "firsts, lasts, triumphs and tragedy" -- the U.S.-hosted World Cup kickoff in Chicago, Arnold Palmer's final U.S. Open round, the New York Rangers parade celebrating their long-awaited Stanley Cup, and Patrick Ewing trying to conquer the NBA finals at Madison Square Garden.

Director Brett Morgen (On the Ropes, Nimrod Nation) distills all of that into "this great window into our own psyche," with so "many emotions wrapped into one day." His images tell the tale -- from slick SportsCenter highlights to searing personal close-ups to the ubiquitous chase coverage that kept the country glued to the tube that Friday night 16 years ago.
Another show you must watch is called Boston Med on ABC. The series premiere is on Thursday June 24th at 10 PM. Here is a five star review from the NY Daily News.

Calorie Calculator and Nutrition Guide.

A great site for entertainment reviews.

Rosie O'Donnell & Friends - Helen Thomas Is Right! (And a Victim To Boot)

Something today brought to mind his theory called "the missing tile syndrome". I think it is profound. Prager argues that one of the ways we ruin our happiness is to look at a beautiful scene and fixate on whatever is flawed or missing, no matter how small. Imagine looking at a tiled ceiling from which one tile is missing and you’ll most likely focus on that missing tile. The more beautiful the ceiling, the more you will concentrate on the missing tile and let it affect your enjoyment of it. Now when it comes to ceilings or anything else in the physical world, wanting things to exist in its complete form is desirable or even necessary. Ceilings, he says, can be perfect, but life cannot. In life, there will always be tiles missing. We can always imagine a more perfect life, or we can choose to focus on real or perceived flaws to diminish our happiness. He said in order to deal with the Missing Tile syndrome, we have to determine if what’s missing is central to our happiness or if it is just another insatiable longing. The solution, he says, is to "Get It, Forget It, or Replace It" with another tile.

6/7/10 (5:00PM) God got me back really good for something that I did. I wont get into details but it had something to do with computers.  The very next day at work, I left my MacBook on the workbench and accidently scratched the screen. The scratch is about a half inch long and to fix it, they said over the phone that it would cost me $200. On Sunday, I made an appointment for 2:00 with the Apple store to get it fixed. Against someone’s advice, I took the train to the West 14th Street store in the city instead of going to the on in the Staten Island Mall. Going on the train is like being in prison. I try just to look out the window instead of making eye contact with anyone. I also try to imagine what I would do just in case there is an explosion on the train. The whole trip took an hour. Once I got there, the man at the Genius bar told me the price to fix it would be $500. It didn’t make sense to fix that so I decided to just fix my housing, which is covered on the Apple protection plan that I bought. I had to kill two hours until it was ready. Who happened to be in the area? Coach G himself, Gidy. I finally found out the reason he is losing so much weight. He loves to walk. So he told me we should walk to his apartment on Nassau Street. I could hardly keep up with him. The walk was around 3 miles. I am still sore from all that walking. But I have to thank him for getting me to lose this one-pound that I have been trying to get rid of for three weeks. He then drove me to the store to pick up my laptop and drove me home. I tried to get him to come in to make beracha but he refused.

A few weeks ago, I was looking for a new meat place to try on a Sunday night and went to Shawarma Ave on Avenue P. The guy behind the counter asked me if I wanted anything from the salad bar.  Being that it was open where anyone can cough or sneeze on it, I said no. As I was waiting to pay, I saw a customer casually pick out some stuff to eat with his hands.

The Howard Stern Vacation Death Curse strikes again. When he goes on vacation some celebrities end up dying. This vacation the celebrities were Gary Coleman, Dennis Hopper and Rue McClanahan.

The other night on the MLB Network, they broadcast the Dodgers games against Arizona with Vin Scully announcing. At 82 years old, he does all the announcing by himself.

From Voice Of The People in the NY Daily News – 6/2/10. Bedford, N.Y.: It's a shame the relief ships heading for Gaza were stopped by Israeli forces. There appears to be a dire shortage of guns, knives and sacks filled with marbles there.
Glenn B. Jacobi

For the best couple of years, I have been playing the Lotto pick three twice a week. I finally got the correct numbers. I knew the payout wasn’t large to begin with. I ended up winning $40. I said if ever won, I would stop playing. Now I just play Mega Millions twice a week for a total of two dollars.

Some people are just too modest. I know someone that went to Florida to visit his grandmother. He put a picture of his visit on Facebook and made a comment about how nice it was of him. But he deleted the comment and said if I made any comments about it, he would delete the picture. I just don’t understand him.

'Sack Tapping' -- A Schoolyard Game Turned Ugly

Unanswered Lost Questions.

Who would have ever thought that Mr. Drummond and Mrs. Garret would outlive Arnold?

5/27/10 (4:00PM) As hard as it seems to believe not much has been going on. I have been a little cranky lately because I am a pound and a half overweight. Where to begin?  I will start with my 5th grade basketball team.  We lost in the finals 34-30. A few days before the game, a few kids play in a baseball league and happened to have a game right before the championship game.  In the past I would have said to them to maybe skip the baseball game (first game of the season) so they wont be tired for the basketball game. I kept my mouth shut and didn’t say a word. It did seem that some of them were tired. Who knows what would have happened if they would have been rested.

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Met game with my nephew. Parking cost a crazy amount of $19. It was a Sunday night game and it rained most of the game. They called it after six innings. Before they called it, we were able to move up to right behind the edge of the Met dugout.

I gave a couple of good presents recently. My niece wanted a blackberry for graduation, which I got for her. Speaking of graduation, as I said last year, I will not be attending. Some of you might remember that there was some controversy about me going last year. This year there should be no problem.  My parents had a Dell computer that was seven years old and took forever to load. Being the great son that I am, I bought them an IMAC.  I can’t see how people still buy PC’s. The present that I have to buy now is a bike for my nephew. I am thinking about buying myself a new bike but don’t know what to get. It has been a year since I fixed my bike that I bought in 1992 and been riding it to work.

Last week was my birthday. A couple of days before my birthday, I remove my birth date from Geni and Facebook. This year I decided to leave my birth date on Facebook. Out of 231 Facebook friends, only 15 said happy birthday. Next year I will remove it.

Here are a couple of thoughts about TV. This seasons Survivor was one of the best they ever had. Another great show that more people should be watching is Breaking Bad on AMC. Grey’s Anatomy had one of the best season finales in a long time. I am still confused about the ending of Lost. 24 was great. Celebrity Apprentice also had a great season.  The American Idol finale was horrible. Without Simon Cowell, I don’t think I will be watching next season.

With Bryant Park's art installation as backdrop, Brooklyn's Joseph Setton proposes to girlfriend.

To Fly or Not to Fly?

Michael Jackson and David Letterman Jacksons Variety Show

Too little sleep could kill you: Premature death risk goes up for those who get less than 6 hours

The following is from a guest contributor for all of our Jewish readers. The capital letters are all his doing.









3/22/10 (10:00AM) Every year around this time, I get a stomach virus. Last Friday during work, my stomach started to fill queasy.  Luckily I made it home in time to go to the bathroom. When I came home from shul, I was able to throw up a little which made me feel a little better. That is one of the worst things I could do. I didn’t eat dinner or lunch the next day. I said this last time that the good thing about this is that my weight goes down. This whole week, my weight stayed at 158lbs, which is two pounds lower then my normal weight.

I try to avoid walking with anyone to shul at all costs. I just hate the boring conversation you have to have to fill the time. So if I see someone in front of me that I don’t want to walk with, I time my steps so that I wont catch up with them.

My cousin, Mitchell Coopersmith, recently joined the Wealth Advisory Group, LLC an agency under the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.  The Wealth Advisory Group, LLC has been a premier financial services firm for more than 75 years with a primary goal of wealth preservation.  Mitchell has the ability to consolidate your entire financial picture and then produce “what if” scenarios to provide you with a clear, easy to understand pathway to reach your dreams.

Some of the services he can provide are:
    Benefit planning for individuals and groups
    Medical, dental and vision insurance
    Disability insurance
    Long term care insurance
    Individual planning:
    Life insurance
    Estate planning
    Wealth creation and preservation

He can be reached at 212-261-1865.  The appointment is free.

I recently saw a friend of mine, Ezra C. Levy, Esq. who recommended his synagogues web site,            Mishkan Yerushalayim.

Great story to read called Charlene Lerner: RISE Above.

Baby born with tail.

You Can’t Raise Eagles on Feather Beds
By Zig Ziglar

It has often been said that you don't develop leaders or champions on feather beds. The "eagle approach" works best. Eagles build their nests high on mountains, exposed to the first rain, the first snow, the strongest winds.
When the mother eagle builds the huge nest, she starts with limbs and rough pieces of bark. Inside of that, she puts glass, stones, branches, etc. Next she picks up leaves, cloth and similar objects. Finally, she puts feathers - some from her own body - on top, and it is in this nest that she lays the eggs. When the little eaglets make their appearance, the eagle parents nurture their babies with food they have eaten and regurgitated. As the eaglets grow, the mother eagle removes the soft down from the nest, reducing the comfort level of the eaglets. Still later she removes the leaves, soft branches and cloth, further discomforting the eaglets.
By now the young birds are beginning to climb up the sides of the huge nest; their comfort level is minimal. Finally, the mother eagle removes the smaller sticks and everything else so the eaglets are exposed to the glass, cans, rocks and other uncomfortable bedding. Now the eaglets are staying on the sides of the nest. And here is where tough love really begins to show. Once the eaglets reach the top of the nest, the mother eagle nudges them over the side and they go hurtling to apparently certain death on the rocks below. At what appears to be the last instant, Mother Eagle swoops underneath and catches the eaglet on her own back. The process is repeated until the eaglets are flying on their own. Mother Eagle's job has been done - she has worked herself out of a job. That's what parenting is about - working yourself out of a job, and, in the process, developing our leaders for the future. Think about it, give your kids a chance to soar like the eagles by not making their lives too comfortable and I'll SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

3/11/10 (10:00AM) The reason for the delay in the blog is for a couple of reasons. For the past couple of months I have been working alone at the store on Thursday and Fridays. Another reason is that I fell behind on my Tivo. I usual catch up on my shows Sunday morning. The last two Sundays I had to work, and this Sunday I have to coach my fifth grade Sephardic Center team. I started writing this blog on the way to a game on the bus.
Where to begin? I could start with a friend who is able to get Knick tickets right behind the bench and doesn’t take me. But I think I will save that for another time because that person gets very sensitive. I will start my IPHONE case. It is called Otter Box. The other day it fell into a puddle and it was totally fine. My phone has fallen many times but is still perfectly fine.

Damages, get the DVD. It is that good. And yearThree of the best shows on TV today are Damages, Amazing Race and Survivor. If you haven’t seen after year, Survivor keeps on getting better and better. Another show that is a must watch is on HBO called Magic & Bird, a Courtship of Rivals.

Here are a couple of thoughts. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of loose change on the floor and I am not embarrassed to pick it up of the street. For some reason, people call me David instead of Danny. I don’t bother correcting them. I get the Daily News and Post delivered to the house and buy the News from the newsstand every morning. Since I work around 250 days a year that means I spend $125 a year just on picking it from the newsstand.

I was asked to coach this year’s Maccabi basketball team but turned the invitation down. I am not in the mood to wake up six o’clock every morning. This years Maccabi Games are in Richmond, VA, which means no planes. That been case, I was still not in the mood to do it.

I heard that Next To Normal is a great musical.

I like to give a shout out to my Aunt Irene on her 80th birthday down in Florida.

I know some people are thinking, “this is what took two months to write”? Well I do I have some things that I would like to write about but just can’t for a number of reasons.

Why the Internet will fail (from 1995)


Mel Gibson Calls Interviewer “Asshole”

'Change is coming' but still hasn't reached areas like Coney Island Ave.

Real Estate site.

DJ David Letterman Prank Call on Ball State "Pirate" Radio, 1969

1/3/10 (12:00PM) Marat Kogut, who use to referee at the Sephardic Center is now refereeing in the NBA. Here is how he got there. Last week, the NY Post had this full page article about him.

Goby is a new search engine that's all about finding fun
ways to spend your free time, from a weekend to a week off.

Here is an article about a school that I use to coach at. Yeshiva Rambam Building Displays X-mas Tree In Window.

Originally, I was going to right a feel good story about Gidy “Norm Dale” Laniado becoming coach of the Sephardic Centers 11th and 12th grade team.  When I asked him why he got back into coaching he replied that he wants to help out the youth of our community. These are the kids that either weren’t good enough to make their high school team or didn’t want to play. Unfortunately, the kids didn’t want to pay to be on the team so coach Laniado cancelled the team. I told him to try to raise money to keep the team but he did not want to ask anyone for the money.

From USA Weekend.
Use home remedies to thwart digestive distress

Improper disposal of conventional medications can pollute our water supply, says Michael DeJong, author of "Clean Cures: The Humble Art of Zen-curing Yourself." He believes that some simple homemade remedies can treat common digestion problems without hurting the environment. These treatments are affordable, won't cause side effects and won't interact with other drugs, DeJong says. And there's no packaging to end up in a landfill.

Get rid of gas 
Eat a teaspoon of olive oil on an empty stomach each morning to prevent gas. 

Ease a stomachache 
Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with 4 ounces of warm water, then drink it. "In an instant, it'll make you belch," DeJong says.

Beat bloating 
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a cup of hot water and enjoy.

Cure constipation 
To achieve regularity, consume 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar twice a day mixed in an 8-ounce glass of water. 

Avoid heartburn 
Before meals, mix the juice of half a lemon and a pinch of salt into an 8-ounce glass of water and drink. After meals, try a teaspoon of honey to soothe your heartburn.