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My younger son might have made a friend at the swim club this week.

Maybe.

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.

Should I invest in equipment to do interviews? Would they add a new dimension to the podcast? Leave your thoughts on the podcast Facebook page (MrJeff2000 Explains It All).

Plus a really old news story about the delays to the East Side Access for the LIRR – which has STILL not been completed, even though this article is more than one year old!

Two updates on the topics from the past two weeks.

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

I can now tell you, having recorded the third portion that follows this installment, that my Denver saga will run across FOUR podcasts. Yes, I will talk for TWO HOURS about events that happened over a 48-hour period. So bear with me!

Traveled to Denver last weekend for a bat mitzvah.

Bunch of little interconnected things that happened, which can only happen when so many family converge on one site.

Apologies for the audio early on; I restarted my computer and fixed the sound.

Former Trump attorney/fixed Michael Cohen (no relation) testified before Congress and the Senate in three separate hearings this week. The most explosive session was the Wednesday open session, where there were many revelations. My blood didn't boil, but I was disappointed at a few things that did not happen.

I got some threatening spam this week.

Not the first time, probably not the last time.

The MTA is finally getting around to implementing safety installation measures on their new trains and they should be coming into service in 2018.

You did not misread that last sentence – it comes from an article in 2016.

Plus some other tales of MTA wackiness.

The newspaper chain that I worked at in the late 1980s is experiencing some financial turmoil and may be kaput. 

However the movie theater that employed me is still in business, and I even made my first visit in perhaps 20 years.

So I've got a 50/50 ratio of current and past employers whose businesses are still operational.

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