ACCEPTED 6

Holy moly! I was just sitting here watching some College Humor videos when I saw I had a new e-mail. Popped over to check it out and it was a message from one of the online magazines to which I submitted my story back in August. The story was accepted for publication! Holy cow! I’m ...

A weekend of writing and running

While M was away visiting her family in CT, I stayed behind to get in a final weekend of long training runs and write. Last month I gave myself a deadline of the end of September to finish novel(2). At the time, I didn’t think about the fact that this deadline coincided with the most ...

Who I ran with today

Who I ran with today
There I was, running in Central Park. I had just left my running buddy, E9, and as I headed home down the long hill past east 102nd Street, I noticed two police cruisers with business suit clad officers inside. The cruisers were driving v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y. So slowly, they couldn’t be just taking a short cut ...

Another reason to love cricket

Today’s ICC Champion’s Trophy between Sri Lanka and South Africa was delayed for almost half an hour because of a problem with the screens placed over the stands so the bowlers and batsmen don’t get distracted from play. The problem? The bowler wanted to logo of Reliance Mobile, one of the sponsors of the event, ...

Cricket humor

This is why I love cricket, this kind of self-depracating humor. Cricket fans enjoy the game but they don’t take it too seriously. The ICC Champions Trophy is way more elite as only the best teams will be there, plus New Zealand. And to top it off, they can still get a dig in at ...

Weekends

What a great weekend. On Saturday, M and I wandered through the Natural History Museum, renewing our membership to that venerable institution. We saw the Journey to the Stars space show, in which Whoopi Goldberg informed us that in 5 billion years, the earth would be swallowed up by an expanding and dying sun. “Don’t ...

Morning Pages

Back in May, I embarked on a program called The Artist’s Way. While I didn’t actually read the entire book, and didn’t do all or even most of what Julia Cameron suggested, I did take up the morning ritual of writing three pages every day. Almost without fail (there was one race day that I ...

Thank you very much

Thank you very much
It’s tough when an airline is so popular that their website can handle all the requests “as result [sic] of the high number of accesses.” (No, I’m not going to Spain.)

Complements

I read an article in Esquire yesterday about how to give complements. Well, I skimmed the article. But I got the gist of it. That we don’t know how to give complements anymore. Or maybe we never knew. I learned first hand today about complements. Wednesday is run-to-work day and I decided to stretch my ...

Pre-Referral 1

We had a conference call today with our case worker at our adoption agency to discuss the referral process. We shall be 12 months on the waiting list as of mid October and as of now most families are waiting between 12 and 14 months until referral. That means we could have a referral by ...