New York Boat Show Sans Sail

On Saturday the family, including my dad, went to the New York Boat Show at the Javits Center in New York. I enjoyed this Show from my toddler to teenage years, so was eager to return with my own two kids. (It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 20 years since my last visit.) Our toddlers Julian and Celeste had a great time exploring the nooks and crannies of dozens of sparkling-new powerboats — seemingly designed just for them.… Read the rest

Teaching Your Kids About Government Incompetence

New York suffers from an incompetent and corrupt state government, along with dysfunctional agencies. That’s a problem to begin with, and exacerbated by our weak economy. While the problems trickle down, everywhere, I’ve been intrigued by high-profile, ongoing threats to eliminate public-transportation subsidies for New York City students.… Read the rest