Archive for August, 2014

Singing in New Jersey

Sunday, August 31st, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Here's an NPR piece about singing in a choir that predates my book. I don't know how I missed it when I was doing my research. My favorite point that writer and NPR commentator Michelle Mercer makes: "When you ...

Trophy-Talk

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

2nd place trophy: I can kick your ass. 3rd place trophy: I am not worthy. 2nd place trophy: Bow down before me. 3rd place trophy: Yes, your swimming-greatliness. Then, in a stage whisper ... 3rd place trophy: Nice weight-lifter shoulders ...

NYC Parks & Recreation Lap Swim Awards Party, 2014

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Woohoo!! For those who don't follow my blog regularly, every summer the Citywide Aquatics department of NYC Parks & Recreation sponsors a lap swim contest. People who swim 25 miles get a tshirt proclaiming their accomplishment. There’s also a ...

Medium

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

I only just recently heard about Medium, a blog platform and now investigative journalism site. My friend Steven Levy had written us all to say he was moving there to become the editor-in-chief of a new tech hub that ...

I Want to Post about the New Doctor

Monday, August 25th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

But that will have to wait until tomorrow. I need to get ready for the library. I'm spending the day at the Manuscripts and Archives division at the New York Public Library, my favorite kind of day as ...