Catie and I took the kids to the NY Hall of Science in Queens over the weekend. It was our first time there, and we’ll definitely go back. Some really neat interactive exhibits, all pitched to be interesting for both children and adults. Plus, we preceded our visit with a dim sum lunch in Flushing’s … Continue reading All Systems Go . . .
March 31st. Freezing rain. Will this miserable winter end already? C’mon spring – get a move on!
For those of us too old to spend a snow day sledding, the winter weather isn’t much fun. (And for cities, of course, snow clean-up is a big job.) But this last storm sure was pretty.
Catie, the kids and I had some wonderful time together as a family during the holidays, and we hope that you and yours also enjoyed the season. After November’s election, I took a little break from sending mass emails and posting to social media. Now with a new year upon us, I’d like to start … Continue reading Looking Forward to a New Year
Catie and I want to express our thanks for your support and encouragement during the course of the campaign. It was a privilege to work with so many people whom we admire, and we could not be more grateful.
If our 2013 photo is a little more formal than usual, that’s because it was taken at a fundraiser, which ended up being just about our only time together as a family! We’re hoping to see each other a bit more often in 2014, and hope that for you and yours the coming year will be filled with health and happiness.
With sincere appreciation and every good wish for the season,
Where was this photo taken? You might guess the Bronx Zoo. Or perhaps a lean-to near Bear Mountain. Actually, this is the gutter of our house on Pinebrook Boulevard. And the photo was taken by Catie. I suppose one could argue that this has some relevance to New Rochelle government in connection with environmental and … Continue reading Wildlife in the ’Burbs
Quick … how many Section 8 recipients live in Avalon? (The answer follows at the end of this post, but don’t cheat! Please read this all the way through.) The New York Times recently published a really interesting (but dispiriting) op-ed about confirmation bias. The author, Cass Sunstein, makes the point that almost all of … Continue reading Confirmation Bias Drives Debate
If you check my website regularly, then you might have noticed that more than two weeks have passed since my last post. There’s a good reason for that: Catie and I were away on a long-planned vacation to celebrate our tenth anniversary. Because both of us really enjoy nature and hiking, we chose Costa Rica … Continue reading Vacation Over, Back At Work
Bianca Webster was a nine-year-old student at Ward School when she died tragically in 1992. A brick near the Ward playground memorializes her loss and prompted New Rochelle author and Sports Illustrated columnist Jeff Pearlman to write a moving article in Patch. Both sad and sweet, Jeff’s essay is worth reading, especially if you are … Continue reading Remembering Bianca Webster
This summer I linked to some cool photos from the international space station posted by astronaut Ron Garan — the picture where you could make out New Rochelle gave me the excuse I needed to add them to this site. Well, this time I’ve got no such excuse, but the video below is just too … Continue reading Orbiting the Earth