Happenings26 Jan 2015 10:46 am

Only time will tell if this storm turns into the “potentially historic” event that the National Weather Service mentioned in the blizzard warning posted yesterday.

Happenings09 Apr 2012 02:32 pm

Warm weather brings an early start to urban gardening this year.


Happenings06 Oct 2006 08:23 am

A view of my campsite for the Columbus Day weekend at Nickerson State Park. I don’t usually use a ridgeline rig for my tarps, but I decided to give it another try. I was very pleased with how this worked out – flexible, easy to batten down or open up (as pictured), and completely stable in strong gusts. The photo is to remind me for next time.


AKT and Happenings and Kayak05 Sep 2006 10:23 am

After being stopped by an NYPD squad car on my morning walk to the Staten Island Ferry and told to drop my paddle bag and step aside while the officer inspected it (yes, paddle bags do look a bit like rifle bags), I was then stopped inside the ferry terminal while the bomb dog went through my gear. To top it all off, as the group was returning to our take-out site on Staten Island north of the Verrazano Bridge, we were approached by three Coast Guard vessels, two NYPD boats and a helicopter – not to mention several rescue vehicles on the Belt Parkway. After repeated interrogations, they finally let us proceed under escort across the channel and past the bridge. The Coast Guard eventually explained that they had received a call of bodies in the water.

I’m not sure if the level of scrutiny I received that day left me feeling safe or violated. I guess that is the proverbial fine line of law enforcement.


Happenings04 Sep 2006 08:49 pm

Working in a law firm certainly has its perks – another set of tickets to the US Open. Serena Williams v Mauresmo and Hewitt v Gasquet.


Happenings03 Sep 2006 02:24 pm

After a rainout the day before, Doxia and I along with our friend Ross, finally made it to see the Staten Island Yankees (AA farm team for the Bronx Bombers).


Happenings30 Aug 2006 08:50 am

Doxia and I had the privilege of attending this week’s opening ceremonies at the US Open where the complex in Flushing Meadows was renamed USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The featured match of the night session was Andre Agassi’s first round match against Andre Pavel. Pavel played well, but Agassi wore him down and 3 and a half hours later, closed it out in the 4th set.


Happenings30 Aug 2006 08:15 am

A few photos from our recent vacation on OBX.

Happenings26 Aug 2006 04:53 pm

We stopped in Baltimore on our way back to NYC from NC to break up the drive. Traffic was awful, but that’s another story. Luckily we arrived just in time to catch an Orioles game. A Saturday game in late August against Tampa Bay isn’t exactly a sell-out kind of affair. 15 minutes before first pitch, we asked the box office for the best seats available. Here’s what they gave us. By the way, everything you’ve heard about Camden Yards being a beautiful stadium is true – what a wonderful baseball facility!


Happenings20 Aug 2006 08:43 am

One of the side-effects of running off to Vegas to get married is that our parents hadn’t met each other. Finally, introductions were made at my parents home in Virginia.


Happenings30 Apr 2006 08:10 am

This Christmas cactus, which has historically been a Thanksgiving cactus (including this year), is in full bloom. I would think this is a wierd anomoly, but the one at the office is blooming as well.


Happenings06 Apr 2006 08:28 am

Amazing what difference a day can make.


Happenings05 Apr 2006 10:33 am

Not the usual April shower, but just as heavy. Some of the biggest flakes I’ve ever seen.


Happenings28 Mar 2006 08:06 am

Congratulations to Spencer and Kristi on the arrival of Sienna Lynne! A happy, healthy 7lb 10oz, 20 inch bundle of joy made her grand debut yesterday afternoon at 4:58pm. Mother and daughter (and father) are doing fine.


Happenings27 Feb 2006 11:18 am

Doxia was officially sworn in today at the Appellate Courthouse on Madison and 25th. A beautiful courthouse, but of course, no photos allowed inside. Four years of hard work and waiting for those precious little letters—Esq.


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