Archive for July, 2015

I’m in 3rd Place!

Friday, July 31st, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Last night I learned that I am currently in 3rd place in the lap swim contest, and 2nd place is actually a possibility. Even if I don't make it though, I'm thrilled with 3rd. I checked and I've ...

New York City Lap Swim Contest Update

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Backstory: This is the third time I've entered the summer lap swim contest sponsored by NYC Parks & Recreation. I have to swim at least 25 miles by August 28th. People who swim the 25 miles get a tshirt! ...

Abolish Mandatory Minimum Sentences Retroactively

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Thank you, John Oliver. He just did a great piece on this. (Along these lines, I still want to read Matt Taibbi's book The Divide.) Thankfully, and miraculously, this is not becoming a democrat vs republican issue. ...

Rest in Peace, Carolyn Kaelin

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

I just learned that my cousin Bill's wife died early this morning. There are just no words for such a loss. She was actually Dr. Carolyn M. Kaelin, MD, the former Director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center ...

Cat Emergency in my Building

Monday, July 27th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

On Thursday I noticed that a cat was crying continually in the apartment underneath me. I knocked on the door, but no one was home. The next day the cat was still crying constantly. I knocked again ...