Archive for June, 2014

Pride in the Village

Monday, June 30th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Gay Pride parade always ends a few blocks from where I live and every summer, for the rest of the day and night, my neighborhood explodes with happiness. It's wonderful. On the civil rights front, things are getting better ...

NYC Parks & Recreation Lap Swim Program

Sunday, June 29th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Every summer Parks & Recreation sponsors two contests that take place at all their pools in the City. First, everyone who swims 25 miles between July 7th and August 29th gets a tshirt. Piece of cake, you might say. But there ...

Baby Rose Marie

Saturday, June 28th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I was channel surfing and I stopped on the old Dick Van Dyke show because Rose Marie was singing and she had a surprisingly great voice. It wasn't just, "oh look at that, she can really sing." She was ...

The Loser’s Lounge at Midsummer Night Swing

Friday, June 27th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Last night the Loser's Lounge performed at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing. I thought it was supposed to be all ABBA, but it was ABBA and disco. Not my favorite genre, although I like some pieces within it. ...

The Country of Ice Cream Star

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

You'd think I want the world to end, and maybe sometimes it does feel like we've gone so far wrong the only thing that might bring us to our senses is a worldwide reboot. Screw-it, we need a do-over, ...