Friday, July 3, 2009

Getting down to business

Loved this article about newly-graduated NYPD Officer Daniel Firpo who made his first bust within minutes of his graduation.

Officer Dariel Firpo, 23, was leaving the midtown Manhattan ceremony when he saw a 79-year-old man being robbed of his wallet and thrown to the ground by a mugger, police said.

The mugger tried to run away, but Firpo caught him without incident, they said.

"Officer Firpo made us all proud," police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. "He's off to a great start."

The man Firpo arrested, Jeffrey Grant, was being charged with robbery. Grant, 47, has 48 previous arrests and was just released last week from Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y., after serving time for a robbery conviction, police said.

Hope the creep does time. Breaking an old man's wrist while you are trying to rob him is not cool.

Joan Baez sings We Shall Overcome for people of Iran

First English, then in Farsi.

She is 68 and has still "got it", IMHO.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

John Crawley, d. June 29, 2009

Practice Bagpipe Chanter: $59

Bagpipe Tutor Book: $10.95

Knowing John Crawley Sr, founder of the 87th Cleveland Pipe Band and taking bagpipe lessons from him: priceless.

Vita mutatur, non tollitur.