MrJeff2000 Explains It All

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

Ready Willing and Cable

I put off upgrading my cable equipment for a few months.

Then I thought it was as easy as plug-and-play.

Turns out the reality was a little different.

Spec-Magical Day, Part III

Terry Oscår is back with new segments of "Spec-Magical Day," with kids who dream about helping others, helping animals, sharing their interests, and serving the public. 

Look for a second show to drop later this week, as I will be playing catchup due to an enormous backlog of episodes.

Six Temple Days (Out of 7)

I spent many hours at the temple this past week – six of the past seven days, in fact. 

King of Books

Larry King used to do no prep work for his television show, which was a slap in the face to broadcasters who cared about providing viewers with interesting and insightful conversation. He also did a newspaper column that used ellipses to divide his fragmented, pointless points. I'm using a similar tact to cover two different topics this week.

Amtraking

Amtrak is expected to turn its first profit since incorporating in 1971.

There's a lot of history behind the railway system.

I manage to bungle through some of it this time around.

Off the Rails With the MTA

There were a full three pages of news about New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority today. So much information, in fact, that I could only talk about the first two pages.

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.

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.

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