Saturday, December 14, 2019

Make It Eleven

MONDAY MARKS MY 11TH YEAR of service in the government of this country, but I only have last year's certificate to highlight the occasion because recognition is only given after every five years of accrued service, and this one arrived late due to the last government shutdown and the reorganization of our port management. Despite the dishonor brought upon the agency by an unworthy chief executive and his jackals, there is enough noble work in it to keep one going, so I carry on. The next certificate comes in late 2023, which I will surely get the following year, shortly before I retire in early 2025. Then maybe I can finish that book on the back seat. Happy Holidays to all!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Public Ivy Benefactor

WILLIAM E. MACAULAY (1945-2019), businessman and philanthropist behind Macaulay Honors College which gives free college tuition (and more) to high-achieving NYC students regardless of family income (before Sanders' and Warren's proposed universal program, but with the high-achieving phrase), passed away last week in a hospital in Cleveland after a heart attack. He is honored with gratefulness for the opportunity his legacy gives gifted NYC college students, as Sara applies for a slot in Fall 2020.

Macaulay with a few of his scholars

35 West 67th Street campus