Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Law360 Interview for Article

I was interviewed for an article on the upcoming Facebook transfer pricing tax litigation.  It was published today on Law360!

Here is a link to the story: "IRS Move to Force Litigation Will Draw Lawmakers' Scrutiny" (but, unfortunately, it's behind their paywall).

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Last Run of Winter Break

Fitting to take this selfie in front of a frozen pond that is starting to thaw.  Spring semester kicks off this week -  my first classes are on Tuesday morning.

Today was an easy 4+miles.  It was in the low 40's, so seeing that the pond was still frozen solid, albeit thawing, was definitely a surprise since it was more humid than cold outside. 

Almost a cliché to say the break was too short - and having the Flu knock out almost a full week of it made it seem even shorter!  But given the relatively few really cold days we've had, its been pretty decent weather - and, fingers crossed, maybe we'll get an early spring :D

Friday, January 17, 2020

Flu or Chest Cold?

Not sure whether it was just a nasty chest cold or the Flu, but I was totally out of commission for 3 days as a result.  That was not fun.  Last year I had a bout of food poisoning that laid me out for a full day.  Aside from that, I haven't been this sick in years.

If there was a silver lining - it happened during winter break so there wasn't anything pressing that I had to get up and go to the office to deal with. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes - Quad Cinema

When I first saw the title to this wonderful documentary, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, I thought to myself that it had to be about Pat - and how could it have been filmed right under my nose with me utterly clueless about all those goings on?!

But at the film's premiere tonight at the Quad Cinema I discovered that there was a woman who loved giraffes a bit more than Pat.  That Anne Innis Dagg's incredibly story has finally gotten told is great news.  Not only is about a pioneering young woman's post-college quest to explore her love (giraffes), but it follows her to the post-Ph.d college tenure battles that wrongly denied her bid for tenure at not one, but 3 schools. 

Out of apparent defeat we often see positive life altering change.  In Anne's case she published what became the standard text on giraffes, continually updated and in use today.  And, after years of toil in relative obscurity, she finally received the professional recognition she is so deserving of. 


Pat (and that other giraffe loving woman) ;D

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Virtual Resolution Run 5K - 2020

I signed up for this on New Years Day - but didn't get around to running the 5k until this afternoon (dusk, actually).  My last few runs have been at night because I want to enjoy running by the houses that still have their Christmas lights up.  As one would expect, that number has steadily declined.  But, since it's midweek - the number still lighting up has held steady from last weekend's big drop off.  I suspect the last holdouts will come down this weekend :(

As for the run itself, I did a big loop of the area.  In it's increasingly annoying winter habit, my IPhone died just as I got back home.  Why it was annoying was because the temperature was in the low 30s - and even w/the wind chill bringing it into the 20's - a fully charged phone should NOT freeze up after 33 minutes -arrg.  I wouldn't be annoyed with the phone at all had it really been COLD - like the low 20's or below :O

Be that as it may, technical glitch aside - Strava still managed to record my run/time!