MrJeff2000 Explains It All

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad, um what was I talking about again?

Tribute: Jon Aubrey

It's been two years since my friend Jon Aubrey died, and I'd like to share a few thoughts, stories, and one of our favorite original recorded comedy bits.

Kid Talk

My kids have been generally well-behaved for a while, so it's time to talk about them.

Fall Ball Fail

My younger son is playing less-competitive "fall ball" this September and October. I'm not coaching, just assisting from the sidelines when needed. And I made a lapse in judgment this past weekend that's been weighing on my mind.

Peak!

Peak TV means you can never watch everything – there's always too much.

But I was watching back when there were three networks, and I didn't even know that.

Working the Polls - Special Election Edition

I worked the polls for the June 25 special election for Queens DA (and a few judgeships).

Three separate files woven together into a series of semi-coherent thoughts about our democratic process in action.

The Graduate

My older son graduated from high school last week.

Due to terminology and the Department of Education, I have to say he is "transitioning," not graduating.

But the future looks bright, after some up and down spots.

Get Lost Kid

One of my older son's classmates was lost for 13 hours last week.

Not a good experience.

For anyone.

But especially not someone with special needs.

Playoffs Here We Come!

My son's little league team won its first playoff game last weekend.

The secret was they were not TOLD it was a playoff game.

That helped keep the pressure off them, and it was an impressive experience from a group of 8-9 year olds.

Update: They lost in the second round on Saturday, so no finals.

The No Fight Club

I wouldn't call myself a pacifist; I'm just a guy who got lucky and always used my wits and sense of humor to stay out of fighting situations.

But there were a few times where that wasn't the case.

I just remembered one event, after a long period of having either forgotten or blocked it out.

Cooks and Books

Two updates on the topics from the past two weeks.

A bit frustrating, a bit ironic, a bit comic.

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