Saturday, March 12, 2022

Happy Birthday Jack Kerouac - 100 years old today in heaven!

Today is the 100th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's birth! In honor of this milestone, have to read some Kerouac today. My choice will be a bit counterintuitive, "October in the Railroad Earth" - but seems right for this wintry March day :D

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Never Forget - 20 Years Later

It's hard to believe that 20 years have gone by since the terrorist attacks of 2001. But whatever the number of years that pass, I will continue to post a "Never Forget" message on its anniversary. Keep the faith and never give in to the forces of evil.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Never Forget - 19 Years Ago

Hard to believe it's now 19 years since the terrorist attacks of 2001. But even if it's 29 years later, I hope that on every anniversary I can post a "Never Forget" message on this blog.
I will add that this year, given the aftermath of Covid-19, things seem very different in NYC.  Lower Manhattan, even now in September, is a veritable ghost town.  It's difficult to image life in the city returning to "normal" under the circumstance.

But we bounced back from 9/11 and we'll certainly bounce back from Covid-19.

Keep the Faith!

Monday, June 29, 2020

New Article -- Pinch-Hitting for the IRS: Second Circuit Adopts Phanton Regulations

The University of Missouri School of Law's Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review has just published my newest Article: "Pinch-Hitting for the IRS: Second Circuit Adopts Phantom Regulations to Curb a Monster Abuse of Financial Derivatives."

It's been a few months since I posted about my last article (on PTIN user fees), but if you're interested in relatively esoteric tax topics, here is the link to this one - on my SSRN author's page.

Friday, June 19, 2020

PPTC: Running Together --- Apart, Virtual 5K

I had a great time this morning (humid as it was) running a 5k on the high school track!  It was a little more than an actual 5k (Strava has it a 3.2 miles), but not quibbling. 

My 8:22 pace was pretty fast, relatively speaking, to anything I've run lately.  I did manage one mile in just under 8 minutes a few weeks ago (for Global Run Day), but this is more realistic, if sustained effort.

Many thanks to the Prospect Park Track Club for organizing this one!!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Global Running Day - NYRR Virtual Mile :D

Wow, I just snuck in under 8 minutes!  It was a surprise because this morning the humidity was 90+ and running was tougher than my trip to the track last Saturday (when the same high humidity didn't feel as bad because of the light drizzle)!

Anyway, more than happy to run a 7 minute mile :D

This isn't the way I normally "celebrate" global running day.  In the past would head down to Van Cortlandt Park and run a mile on the flats/parade grounds.  That seems soooo long ago!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

A Rainy Morning at ... the Track :O

I didn't plan on doing laps at the track this morning.  I had planned on doing a 10+ miler up and back to White Plains.  Instead, as I ran up the post road it was the lousy weather (drizzle + fog) that made me think the track was a better (and much shorter) destination! 

So my long run wait until tomorrow.  Despite the unexpected visit, I had planned to go to the track this week.  I wanted to do a mile on the track as a warm-up to the actual mile for the NYRR Virtual Global Running Day Mile - that begins on May 28 and runs until the official Global Running Day (6/3).  The laps weren't speed work by any definition.

I was pleasantly surprised to run two sub-8:20 miles (through rain covered glasses)!  Those were the first sub-9 minute miles that I've run in quite a while (probably late last Fall/early Winter).  The track conditions weren't great - slippery, actually.  But it felt great to run fast enough to feel the oxygen debt building up - haha :D

Next time I will actually toss in a few intervals during the 8 laps!