Saturday, October 12, 2019

A few Fall miles - Duck Pond

I had great fun on that quick trip to San Francisco.  The only downside was no time get in any running miles.  I did get to check out the Embarcadero district on Friday night, including a few drinks and a lot of Sushi at a private club - the Modernist!

Now, safely back in New York -- a few weekend miles this crisp Fall morning.  Duck Pound is one of the many local water spots (hardly given names) that populate the neighborhood.

A better view - sans the selfie:

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Greetings from San Francisco!!

Greetings from San Francisco! 

This will be a very quick visit (to use the term loosely) - I just arrived at the hotel, will be part of a panel presentation tomorrow at the ABA Tax Section Meeting, and then I fly home on Saturday.

I haven't been to San Francisco in more than 20 years!  But I've flown over it a dozen+ times on the trips to Southeast Asia.  Even though this one is only 3 days, I'll make the most of it!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Last Day of Summer -2019

Been a while since I've posted a running related selfie!  It's from the lake just north of Fisher Lane.  This morning I ran north along the Bronx River Greenway and returned via the Bronx River Parkway (2nd to last weekend of Bicycle Sundays on the BRP).  The entire run up and back was just over 13 miles.

Today is the last day of summer - how did it go so quickly?!  While I haven't run a race in months (in that semi-retired state of mind), have been keeping up my regular (non-race) running.

Here is a much nicer (haha) view of the lake - w/out me :D

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Never Forget -2019

It's hard to believe this happened 18 years ago.  But even if it was 28 years ago - NEVER FORGET!

My office is still a block away from the site of the Twin Towers (and now Memorial).  A lot has changed in this neighborhood over those 18 years.  But evil still lurks out there among us - NEVER FORGET!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Happy National Radio Day - 2019!

How ironic is it that my last post, from April, was about radio!  That post was to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day - which is primarily about broadcasting (the ham radio variety).  Today is about the receiving king - listening to programming broadcast over the airwaves!

To quote from last year's post:

National Radio Day is a time for communities across the country to celebrate radio. The goal is to strengthen the radio ecosystem, highlighting all kinds of radio, but especially stations that focus on local service. We want to ensure that amazing noncommercial stations are included in the national conversation.

Given that physical radios - as well as old school over the air broadcasts - are starting to fade away (the scary trend in Europe is to abolish the FM service) it's all the more important to support your local radio station!

So celebrate by tuning in!  My plan is to fire up the shortwave radio (old school) :D

Thursday, April 18, 2019

World Amateur Radio Day - 2019!

Get on the air today and celebrate!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

2019 VCTC Urban Environmental Challenge 10K

Great morning to run - and great conditions (dry) at Van Cortlandt Park for the Urban Environmental Challenge 10k!  This year the VCTC added a 6k race (and one for the kids as well).

Ran into a couple of old (non-VCTC) friends as well!

As for the running, the second loop was tough.  I wound up walking up the hills on the second go around.  But I was more than pleased with my 55:50 (unofficial), 9:00 pace.  It was almost 3 minutes slower than I ran last year, but have a lot fewer training miles run so far this year :O

I'll add a link to the results once they've been posted.