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WANTED: Homicide (Brooklyn)

*******************Updated on 9-18-17 RMA#2457-17***********************

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individuals depicted in the attached surveillance video wanted for questioning in regards to the above homicide.

  •  Individual #1 is described as a male Black, seen wearing a blue long-sleeve hoody sweater, gray pants and white sneakers.
  •  Individual #2 is described as a male Black, seen wearing a dark colored long-sleeve hooded sweater, black pants and black sneakers.
  •  Individual #3 is described as a male Black, last seen wearing all black clothing, white sneakers and seen riding a bicycle.

The surveillance video of the individuals is attached (Obtained from in front of 790 Franklin Avenue)

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are kept confidential.

On Saturday September 16, 2017, at approximately 4:25 a.m. police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 790 Franklin Avenue, within the confines of the 77th Precinct. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the victim, a 20 year-old male, was shot multiple times in the torso. EMS also responded to the scene and transported the victim to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

 The name of the deceased is as follows:

  • Frazier, Donovan
  • 20-year-old male
  • 638 Sterling Avenue
  • Brooklyn, NY

 Family has been notified.

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Veteran Transit Cop Arrests Man In Possession of Illegal Gun

Detective Diaz, of the NYPD Tranist Citywide Vandals Task Force, was in the right place at the right time when an early morning subway interaction turned criminal. On September 18th, a man on a northbound F Train in Queens was occupying two seats when another passenger asked him to sit in one of the seats. The man who was sitting immediately became irate, continued to argue and eventually brandished a handgun to the victim

After recovering from the initial shock of the incident, the victim called 911 to report the subway crime. Detective Diaz heard the radio operator dispatching the 911 call and waited for the train to arrive at the platform he was patrolling. When the train stopped at the station, the conductor kept the train doors closed and directed Detective Diaz to the perpetrator. Detective Diaz arrested the perpetrator and confiscated his illegal firearm without incident.

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WANTED: Assault (Staten Island)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the individual wanted in connection with an assault within the confines of the 121 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday, July 31, 2017 at approximately 6:50 p.m. a unidentified individual entered the MTA Bus #7708 at Castleton Avenue and Jewett Avenue with a lit cigarette. Once inside, the MTA bus driver demanded the individual to extinguish the cigarette at which time he became irate. The individual then punched the 44-year-old male victim once in the face causing redness, bruising and swelling to the right side of his face. The individual then fled the bus on foot to parts unknown. The victim was removed to Richmond University Medical Center in stable condition.

 The individual is described as:

  •  Male Black, approximately 6’0″ tall, 250 lbs., with brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion

 Last seen wearing:

  •  A red hoody sweater and a black NY Yankee hat.

 The surveillance photos of the individual are attached. (Obtained by the NYC MTA)

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Homicide (Queens)

******Update 9/14/17********

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation in regards to the above incident, the New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following individual wanted for questioning:

  •  Butler, Kwashan
  • 28-year-old male
  •  He described as a 6’2″ tall, 220lbs, with a medium complexion.

Anyone with information in regards to the individual’s location is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

On Friday, August 18, 2017 at approximately 9:29 p.m. police responded to a shot spotter notification at 104-46 164 Street, within the confines of the 103 Precinct. Upon further investigation, it was determined that a 21-year-old male was shot in the thigh and was transported by private means to Jamaica Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

 *****Update 8/29/17*********

The 21-year-old male succumbed to his injuries on August 21,2017.

 The identity of the deceased:

  • Payne, Terrence
  • 21-year-old male
  • Queens, NY
  • Family notified.

 The medical examiner has deemed this incident a homicide.

 There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a forcible touching within the confines of the 78 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at approximately 7:45 p.m. the individual approached the 12 year-old female victim, inside Washington Park, located on 3rd Street between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue, and grabbed her buttocks.  The individual then fled to parts unknown.  He is described as follows:

  •  Male, approximately 30 years-old.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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Births/Deaths Marriages

Olivia Ellis, 62, June 20, 1955 - September 14, 2017, Brooklyn, New York

Olivia Ellis Arrangements under the direction of Joseph G. Duffy, Brooklyn, NY.


Jeremy J. Satkiewicz, 53, December 7, 1963 - September 8, 2017, New York, New York

Jeremy was born on December 7, 1963 and passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Jeremy was a resident of New York, New York at the time of passing.

He graduated from Whitesboro High School in 1982, then SUNY Brockport in 1986 where he earned the President's Award and a degree in Criminal Justice.

Private services will be held in both Utica and New York City at a later date in October.


Dennis Charles Droushiotis, 64, January 16, 1953 - September 14, 2017, New York City, New York

Dennis was born on January 16, 1953 and passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Dennis was a resident of New York City, New York.


Helen Gibson, 80, September 30, 1936 - September 15, 2017, Brooklyn, New York

Helen was born on September 30, 1936 and passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Helen was a resident of Brooklyn, New York at the time of passing.

Reposing at Marine Park Funeral Home on Sunday September 17, 2017 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. A Prayer Service will be conducted at the funeral home at 6:30 PM on Sunday evening. Committal Service will take place on Monday September 18, 2017 at Green-Wood Crematory Chapel at 11:00 AM.


Helen Gibson, 80, September 30, 1936 - September 15, 2017, Brooklyn, New York

Helen was born on September 30, 1936 and passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Helen was a resident of Brooklyn, New York at the time of passing.

Reposing at Marine Park Funeral Home on Sunday September 17, 2017 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. A Prayer Service will be conducted at the funeral home at 6:30 PM on Sunday evening. Committal Service will take place on Monday September 18, 2017 at Green-Wood Crematory Chapel at 11:00 AM.


Events

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

Date: October 2, 2017

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)


Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours

Date: October 2, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.

Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)


School/Class News

BMCC Pre-Law Program Expands to Include Mentoring Opportunity with Brooklyn Law School

 

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Pre-Law Program, offered  through the BMCC Academic Advisement and Transfer Center, has just selected 10 students to be mentored at Brooklyn Law School.

The BMCC Pre-Law program started in Fall 2017. Rick Naughton, a Senior Academic Advisor at BMCC who holds a law degree from Penn State University, developed the program after consulting with pre-law advisors at Baruch College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Hunter College.

“I was motivated to create the program after meeting with dozens of students who expressed an interest in attending law school but weren’t sure what steps needed to be taken to achieve that goal,” says Naughton, who is BMCC’s Pre-Law Advisor, on record with the Law School Admissions Council.

He adds that another option for students is the BMCC Pre-Law Society club, which gives students the opportunity to learn about law and legal careers in an informal social setting.

The Pre-Law Program: Networking, law fairs and other resources

Students in the Pre-Law Program at BMCC attend networking events and law fairs throughout the New York City area, among other activities.

“It’s important for students to be able to talk first-hand with law school representatives to learn about scholarships and other resources, and be able to ask questions they might have,” Naughton says.

Through these events, students will broaden their awareness of the diverse options available to a person with a law degree, he says, such as working in the public or corporate sector and in areas such as human rights, criminal law, immigration, estate planning and many others.

The Pre-Law Mentoring Program: A first-hand look at law school

Ten students in the Pre-Law Program at BMCC have been selected to be paired with a law student at Brooklyn Law School, through that college’s mentoring program.

“Participants will meet regularly with their law school mentors, sit in on actual law school classes and witness first-hand the rigors of law school,” Naughton says.

He adds that both the Pre-Law Program and mentoring program “will provide role models to underrepresented students who might not have considered the option of a legal career.”

BMCC students in both the Pre-Law Program and mentoring program will meet law students and working lawyers, as well as learn about the long-standing tradition of minority lawyers such as those who graduated from Brooklyn Law School and went on to be trailblazers in their field.

These include David Dinkins, the first African American mayor of New York City; Percy Sutton, the first African American Manhattan borough president and Dorothy Chin-Brandt, the first Asian American woman judge in New York State.

The Pre-Law Society: Learning about law in a social setting

BMCC student interest in the field of law has also resulted in a new club, the Pre-Law Society. “This club will provide a social setting through which students can focus on legal careers and the law,” Naughton says.

Events the Pre-Law Society might present could include movie nights, “with a theme surrounding the legal profession,” he says. “Or they might bring in speakers who are friends or family members who are in law school or have gone on to start a career in law.”

For more information, please contact Rick Naughton at rnaughton@bmcc.cuny.edu or prelaw@bmcc.cuny.edu.


Convergent evolution of mimetic butterflies confounds classification

David Lohman

CCNY’s biology professor David Lohman is co-author of a landmark paper on butterflies.

David Lohman, associate professor of biology at The City College of New York’s Division of Science, is co-author of a landmark paper on butterflies  “An illustrated checklist of the genus Elymnias Hübner, 1818 (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae).” Lohman and his colleagues from Taiwan and Indonesia revise the taxonomy of Asian palmflies in the genus Elymnias in light of a forthcoming study on the butterflies’ evolutionary history.

The scientists discovered numerous cryptic species–two or more species erroneously classified as one species–as well as single species mistakenly described as two or three. Frequently, species discriminated with genetic data are each others’ closest relatives, but can be distinguished by stark genetic differences; this suggests a lack of interbreeding—a hallmark of species distinctiveness.

However, in Elymnias, Lohman and his associates found that cryptic species were unrelated to each other and resulted from a novel cause: mimicry. Different species on different islands of the Indo-Australian Archipelago frequently evolved to resemble a single, widespread model species, and different Elymnias species therefore evolved to resemble each other. Lohman and his colleagues conducted the comprehensive phylogenetic study using DNA sequence data from over 200 specimens representing nearly every species of Elymnias.

In addition, the team visited more than a dozen museums to study and photograph hundreds of specimens, and obtained additional material from fieldwork and many private collections. More than 100 male and female specimens were dissected to assess genitalic differences and distribution information was collected from dozens of sources to provide distribution maps of every subspecies.

Lohman studies the ecology, evolution, and biogeography of insects in the Old World tropics using a combination of field ecology and molecular phylogenetic methods.

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Workplace Connected

CUNY Programs Such as WiTNY and #CUNYCodes Forge Vital Relationships for Students With NYC Employers

Laisa Barros, a computer science major at City College, knew she was taking the right courses toward a career in technology – but not exactly what her destination was or how she would get there. What she needed was a clear sense of her targeted area—and guidance in building the specific skills, experience and contacts that would lead her to the promised land: a good job in a high-growth sector after graduation.

Barros found a vital step forward in CUNY’s Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York, or WiTNY, a partnership with Cornell Tech that was started in 2016 to encourage, train and support more women interested in technology careers. She was among the first group to participate in WiTNY’s Career Access Program, which is overseen by the CUNY Office of Workforce Partnerships and offers an array of workshops, coaching and access to internship opportunities with major corporate partners such as Verizon/AOL, AppNexus, SquareSpace, Citibank, IBM and Xerox.

“We met every week for three hours, and it was eye-opening,” Barros said. “They helped you develop yourself for your career and prepare for the real world of job searching — building a resume that’s targeted for tech, becoming a better speaker, and being part of a community to increase the number of women in tech.” It was through WiTNY that she joined #CUNYCodes, a program in which students work in small teams for 12 weeks, developing apps under the supervision of professional mentors and presenting their products at the conclusion. It led to a summer and fall internship at Cornell Tech — “doing what I like to do, front-end development,” Barros said. It also put her in position to graduate into a good first job.

WiTNY and #CUNYCodes are important pieces of a broad, strategic effort by the University to expand and forge new relationships with New York’s most promising employment sectors to help CUNY students win the top-paying jobs and launch successful careers.

“CUNY graduates tens of thousands of highly skilled and highly motivated students every year, and the tech sector is just one example of where we’re working with businesses to customize educational programs to help fill their hiring needs, and seamlessly integrate our students into high-paying jobs,” said Associate Vice Chancellor Andrea Shapiro Davis. “We’re educating corporate leaders about CUNY, our students and our diversity, and why we are a great source for their workforce needs. Once employers meet our students, they want to hire them.”

The expanded efforts reflect CUNY’s strengthened commitment to student career development as a University-wide imperative – one of the pillars of the Connected CUNY strategic framework unveiled by Chancellor James B. Milliken earlier this year. The Career Success theme of the strategic framework is an ambitious plan to connect CUNY with partners in all sectors of the innovation economy and to send its graduates into the world with 21st-century skills and access to competitive jobs. Experiential learning, extracurricular training and targeted internship programs are all key components of the mission.

Technology is leading the way. CUNY is creating partnerships such as WiTNY and initiatives such as CUNY Tech Meetup, monthly gatherings where students engage with companies ranging from Google to Etsy to learn about the tech industry and meet people in the field, including CUNY alumni. More than 2,000 CUNY students have participated since the first meetup two years ago, and the pipeline will grow with CUNY’s commitment to increasing enrollment in STEM fields, particularly among women and underrepresented minorities.

More broadly, the University is systematically identifying the city and region’s employment drivers, and the most dynamic employers within those sectors, as a first step in facilitating relationships that yield internships and, ultimately, well-paying jobs.

“We want our 50,000 graduates each year competing and landing jobs at competitive salaries,” said Angie Kamath, who joined CUNY earlier this year in the new position of University dean for continuing education and workforce development. A former deputy commissioner of the city’s Department of Small Business Services and later the head of a national IT job-training nonprofit, Kamath has assumed a new position broadly focused on putting CUNY graduates on track for economic mobility. “We have the proof that we catapult a lot of folks into the middle class, but it’s really important to make sure our students graduate into jobs with competitive wages because that first salary sticks with you for a while and you’re always negotiating off that base.”

Kamath leads a team of 38 people collectively seeking to do a few big things to get closer to that goal. On the student side, she said, “We need more career-exploration and skill-building programs leading to internships that convert to full-time job offers. We’re creating new ways to introduce our students to the major job sectors: What do these careers look like? What do you need to do to be competitive for those jobs? What paths did CUNY alumni in these fields take? The thing that’s exciting about our challenge is that our students are strivers, they’re diverse, they’re in New York and staying. But they generally don’t have a ton of social capital, so we need to give them career development opportunities that will make them more competitive.

“On the employer side, we need to make our system easier to tap into. The employers I speak with desperately want diversity and love the idea of hiring from CUNY but often have no idea where to start. They don’t want to go to 24 different colleges, so we need to be a navigator for them to find talent across the University. We’ll be the quarterback, telling them, ‘Work with these schools if you want data scientists, work with these schools if you want RNs.’”

One example of the new partnerships is a program with Revature, a leading technology talent development company that offers CUNY students and graduates — in any major, regardless of experience — free, 12-week coding boot camps that can lead to jobs with the company. More than 3,500 CUNY students have enrolled since the program’s launch in the fall of 2016, and 250 have been hired. This summer CUNY and Revature announced an expansion that brings WiTNY into several initiatives in order to recruit more women into tech careers.

Apart from the tech push, CUNY is working to develop relationships with employers in many fields identified as well-paying and rapidly growing: finance, industrial/construction, government, transportation, hospitality, health care, life sciences and nonprofits. In some cases, partnerships grow from synergy — an alignment of an employer’s needs with CUNY’s ability to create new curriculum to match them.

A prime example is a partnership between CUNY and Community Care of Brooklyn, an entity created by Maimonides Medical Center to serve the borough’s Medicaid population. Maimonides wanted to add a staff of community health care coaches and approached Kingsborough Community College about starting a program to train them. Kingsborough developed a new curriculum for a nine-credit certification program. About 100 students have completed the program and been hired so far.

Meanwhile, the CUNY Tech Meetups are a model that the Office of Workforce Partnerships is seeking to replicate in all the employment sectors – monthly gatherings at different companies where panels of professionals give students an introduction to their fields, a sense of what the path to a job looks like, and the chance to make contacts.
“What an employer in the tech sector needs in its entry-level and midlevel workforce is very different from what the health care or hospitality sector needs,” Kamath said. “That’s why it’s important for students to have access to career exploration – to learn what these industries are, what the opportunities are, so they can make some choices about what’s interesting to them – and then give them ways to build skills with some low-stakes experiential learning: Take a class, do some field study, an internship.”
At the same time, a challenge to that ideal comes from the financial and time pressures that can make it difficult for students to take advantage of opportunities. According to University data, about 20,000 CUNY students get internships each year but only 3,000 of them are paid. “The majority of our students need to work,” Kamath said, “but of those who work only 25 percent are doing it to explore careers. Most are working for money and many can’t afford to do unpaid internships. We want to increase that group getting paid.”

The goal of the workforce partnerships office is to cultivate partnerships with 10 or so big employers in each sector that want to hire locally. “For us, it means selling the CUNY brand. Our product is our students. So we’re asking, ‘How do we become a campus recruiting entity for you? Give us some feedback on our candidates.’ There’s also a really important role for our alumni. At JPMorgan Chase there are something like 900 Baruch alumni. We want to leverage that. We’re not taking the place of the colleges that have their own relationships with employers. But there are thousands of employers out there who aren’t touching CUNY colleges because they don’t know how. There are 250,000 businesses in New York, plenty of room to bring in new partners.#CUNYCodes


A 17th-Century Champion for Women’s Autonomy Inspires Student Learning

 

Professor Sophie Marinez and her students at BMCC

 

“Students love her story,” BMCC French Professor Sophie Maríñez says of Anne-Marie-Louise Duchesse de Montpensier (1627-1693), the subject of her book, Mademoiselle de Montpensier, Writings, Châteaux, and Female Self-Construction in Early Modern France just released from Brill, a leading academic publisher in Europe. “Mademoiselle de Montpensier authored a memoir, novels and letters in which she expressed her views against marriage and in support of the autonomy of women. When I teach her in my course on early modern French women writers, students are fascinated by these women who resisted the norms thatconstrained their lives.”

Maríñez’s work on Mademoiselle de Montpensier is the culmination of her doctoral dissertation, which she completed in 2010 at The Graduate Center, CUNY, under the direction of Distinguished Professor Domna C. Stanton, and for which she received the Carolyn B. Heilbrun DissertationPrize awarded by the Women’s Studies Certificate Program.

This book, she says, has been made possible by a series of grants and fellowships she received while completing her dissertation, an NEH Summer Stipend award she received when she was a visiting faculty member at Vassar College, before she joined BMCC, and two PSC-CUNY grants she received as a CUNY faculty.

Maríñez also received a BMCC Faculty Publication Cost Grant from the Office of Provost Karrin E. Wilks, “which helped defray the cost of image reproduction fees,” she says. “Although it is based on my research, the book is also an art book in the sense that it discusses and shows the chateaux Montpensier and other women commissioned in early modern France.”

Applying research and enriching student learning

Professor Maríñez teaches all levels of French language and literature at BMCC, including a class on French women writers. “In addition to Montpensier’s writings,” she says, “I teach the works of Christine de Pizan, a medieval writerconsidered by some to be the first pro-women advocate, who lived in France and wrote The Book of the City of Ladies (1405). In class, we analyze the literature as well as gender issues, and students apply those concepts to discuss the treatment of women today.”

The range of perspectives her students bring deepens these discussions. “We have such an incredibly diverse student population at BMCC: Muslim and Christian students, recent immigrants, people who grew up in New York, and students from many different socio-economic backgrounds,” she says. “This makes our talks about the women we are studying really rich and alive, despite the distance in time.”

To Professor Maríñez, bringing her research into the classroom is vital: “It makes my class more alive when I can bring the passion that I have for my scholarly projects into the classroom,” she says. “Students like to hear when I am going to a conference or working on the book. They get a glimpse into the process of being a writer and researcher, and see that speaking another language is a valuable skill in the professional world.”

A role model for majors in Modern Languages

Now that the Modern Languages Department at BMCC offers Associate of Art degrees in French, Italianand Spanish, students are exploring career options for dual-language speakers.

Maríñez herself worked as a translator when she first arrived to New York. Today, she says, opportunities for Modern Language majors are growing beyond the academic career path that she chose herself.

“In New York and other cities, we are seeing the growth of French-speaking African immigrants who are from Senegal, Mali, Morocco, Algeria, and other countries,” she says. “These recent immigrants need human, social, paralegal, and other services in French, andpublic schools are developing more bilingual programs in French to accommodate them.”


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The Single Guy Blog

My New Dream Girl

Well it has been a while since I posted. I guess after finding out my dream girl was having a baby by another guy I just wasn’t in the mood to post. But I’m back folks! So I have a new dream girl. It is a bit of a long story so sit back,pour a cup of coffee and relax. So I have been stalking the Facebook page of the bar I use to work at-ya know how a single guys does when he has no life. I saw some pictures of a beautiful girl that bartends there. Blond hair,beautiful smile…just perfect. Of course I figured I would never have a chance with her-specially since she is about 20 years younger. But a guy can dream right? So a couple days ago I was looking around seekingarrangements to see if anyone new had signed up and who do I see? Yep that girl! We will call her…Tanya…So I figured hey send her a message who knows what might happen. She sent me a message back and we sent a few more messages back and forth. I gave her my number and SURPRISE she sends me a text! So we have been talking for a couple days now. She even says she likes older guys and not the young military guys that come into the bar where she works. We are planning on meeting this week. So we will see what happens…I have my fingers crossed and won’t be surprised if she disappears before we actually meet….but I might just actually have found my future wife-or she may just “ghost” on me like so many flakey girls do. Stay tuned..maybe the Single Guy won’t be single much longer!


My Dream Girl’s Baby Daddy Revealed

Well after a month of stalking my dream girl’s facebook page I finally found out who her baby daddy is. To get you up to speed I was shocked a while back to find out my dream girl was pregnant. I had never even seen her post anything about a man in her life. Well after a long wait she finally tagged her baby daddy to a post about the baby. I of course had to click on his name and check him out. And of course he is a low ranking military guy. Now don’t get me wrong I respect our military. But in this area most of the military guys are not the most upstanding people. And this guy is no different. So prediction-in a year or two my dream girl will be a single mother,left by her baby daddy when he got transfered or cheated on her with some other flavor of the week. But hey that is the life of a single guy-watching the hot girls fall for the cool guys that don’t deserve them and will treat them like crap.


My Dream Girl Is Pregnant

I was stalking around Facebook the other night checking out different posts by people like I do when I am bored. I checked out the Facebook page of a girl I have always had a huge crush on. This girl is beautiful. My total dream girl. What did I see? A post saying she was pregnant. That’s right my dream girl is pregnant. Now don’t get me wrong I always knew and know I would never have a chance with this girl. But what surprised me is that she never talks about a man in her life. She never posts pictures of her and a guy. And in fact I always thought maybe she was a lesbian because she always posted pictures of her and her hot model girlfriends. So now I am wondering who is the father? Is she dating someone and just not posting it? Even in the comments on her posts about being pregnant everyone just congratulates her. They never mention a boyfriend. Did she get pregnant by having a drunken one night stand? Did she intentionally get pregnant even though she says it was a surprise finding out she was pregnant? I mean no offense but there is so much birth control around if a girl gets pregnant she is either really stupid or wanted to get pregnant. And I have never considered this girl to be stupid. And who is the guy and what is he like? Is he some military guy from Fort Drum? Is he a professional? Is he unemployed? And does he ever know or care he is going to have a baby with this goddess? So many unanswered questions! One thing for sure,I will be checking out her page a lot to see if I can get an idea of exactly who this lucky guy is. This guy that knocked up my dream girl!


2017-And Still Single

Well we are almost a month into 2017-and I am still single. I wonder if Miss Right will find me this year. She seemed like she was in hiding during 2016. I mean I realize a lot of things happened in 2016 and she was probable busy. My Miss Right was probable busy helping Trump get elected President. Miss Right most likely was working with Obama to fight this Isis problem. Miss Right was obviously tied up helping my Cowboys win the NFC East. Oh and I am totally sure my Miss Right was completely taken up with helping to stop this whole Global Warming situation. But come on enough is enough….come on Miss Right…put all this dam community service aside and find me already!


Scam Girls

I never thought I would fall for it-but I did. You see there is a large group of girls on the internet that try to scam guys. They try to get them to send them money with the promises they want to meet but need some help to get by. I always have thought I was smart about all this. When I start talking to a girl off one of the dating websites I always try to look her up to make sure she is real. Well I started texting a girl yesterday off the Seekingarrangement website I have been on for about a year. We were texting back and forth. I searched her number on facebook and found her profile. Everything seemed legit. She said she wanted a long term arrangement with an older guy. We talked until about 5pm. Then she said she was trying to get money for her baby sitter and gas in the car and if I would send her some money. She even said she was sorry she was asking and would pay me back when she got paid next week. So I sent her $50 through Paypal. She said thank you so much. I said your welcome. And that was it. I texted her a few times after that and no response. I sent her a friend request on facebook and she blocked me. I had fallen for it. A scam girl had gotten me! The funny part about the whole thing is she could have gotten way more from me if she had kept talking to me and kept me going. I mean seriously $50 is not much,hell I spent more then that on lunch yesterday. But it’s just the point I got had. But you live and learn. But one thing is for sure-if your on seekingarrangement.com and start talking to a girl with lots of tatoos from Elmira Ny that calls herself Hannah,don’t send her money! You can thank me later for saving you money!


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WE BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOME!

Finally!!! I can finally share our exciting news! It feels like I’ve been waiting a lifetime. Dylan and I just bought our first home in the Catskill Mountains (2 hours north of NYC) and I’m SO excited to share our […]

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COZY CABINS + SWEATERS

  “Here comes the cold crisp fall; bare feet retreat to woolen socks and darkness falls on younger clocks as August sees her summer leaves awake in orange glow.” James D. Hogan

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EMBELLISHED BEAUTY

    “And above all,watch with glitteringeyes the wholeworld around youbecause the greatestsecrets are alwayshidden in the mostunlikely places.Those who don’tbelieve in magicwill never find it.” -Roald Dahl

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Dreaming of Fall Favorites

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine Happy Tuesday, beauties! I love piecing together my new favorite fashion finds into one collage so I can see them all in one […]

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BARNS + BRAIDS

Eleven moons played across rainbows above me and you… xx

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GOLDEN ROSE

Most of my favorite memories come from some old dirt road here in the countryside, where I grew up in a log cabin that my parents built.. I always visit our old home when I’m here and am always reminded […]

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FAVORITE NEW PACSUN DENIM

    It’s that time of year again when I’m starting to see “End of summer” sales and “Back to School” commercials everywhere, and no matter how much I love the summer, seeing this always remind me of my favorite […]

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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2017

Hey beauties! I wanted to share some of my favorite picks from the Nordstrom anniversary sale now that it’s open to everyone! Simply click on the image below and it will take you to that product on the Nordstrom site […]

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LOU + GREY SUMMER ESSENTIALS

How is it already mid July?! Time is flying by, but I’ve been soaking up all the sunshine and summer adventures that I can while this amazing weather is around! When it comes to clothes that I gravitate towards buying […]

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NEUTRALS + A POP OF CHROME

Hi loves! Just wanted to share a quick OOTD for the 4th of July! I’m not much of a “red, white and blue” clothing kind of gal, but I love wearing all white and adding a pop of color in […]

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Ayden Activation Group-A Guerilla In Marketing

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War Is Coming

People don’t want to admit it but war is coming between the U.S. and North Korea. North Korea is getting close to having a long range Nuclear missile that can hit the U.S. Americans don’t have the stomach for war but they need to get it and fast. If North Korea is allowed to get a missile that can strike our home land the party is over. The war is not going to be pretty. Lots of people in South Korea will die and so will American soldiers. But war is the only way to stop the mad man in the North. The left wing Liberals,liberal media and lots of gutless Americans think that we can talk to the leader of North Korea to get him to stop his Nuclear and missle programs. But that just won’t work. The more we talk the more he keeps building. He now has a million man army. Now to be honest-again something the Liberal media will not tell you-a lot of those million soldiers in the North are just teenagers. When the real fighting starts a lot of that million is going to run home to mommie. Right now the boys think they are cool in a uniform fighting for their country,but when the bullets and bombs fly the coolness will end and they will drop their arms and run. But there will still be soldiers that fight. The war will start shortly with an air campaign. Once our bombings of the North start then North Korea will start bombing South Korea. Then China will get in as well as Japan. If we are lucky the Russians might sit this one out. They have no real interest in that area of the world and they know they have their hands full in Syria. The war will be short but bloody. And President Trump will carry the blame,when he is actually doing what Presidents before him should have done. They should have stopped North Korea long ago before they were strong enough to give us a battle. But yes America war is coming-so get ready for it!


Why Obama Care Didn’t Work

President Trump is now in the process of repealing and replacing Obama Care. Everyone knows Obama Care didn’t work,even if they do not want to admit it. What a lot of people don’t know is why it didn’t work. It is very simple-Obama Care didn’t work because to many people were forced to buy insurance. The insurance industry is a business,and as a business they need to make a profit. Insurance companies rely on more people having insurance then actually use it. But when Obama Care mandated that everyone had to buy insurance people instantly wanted to use the insurance they purchased. Before,when people didn’t have insurance if they got a cold they stayed in bed,had chicken soup and recovered in a few days. Now with people being forced to buy insurance you can bet as soon as they even got the sniffles they went to the doctor. Before Obama Care people bought insurance for emergencies. The people who had insurance knew that some day they would need it for a major illness,but did not use it for the slightest ailment. The new health care plan that has been introduced does not have a mandate. If they keep that then this new health care law should do fine.


Hollywood Is Out Of Touch

After watching and listing to some of the actors and actresses in the past week talk about President Trump I now know that Hollywood is out of touch with main stream America. Hollywood just can not deal with the fact that their views do not reflect American values. What is worst is Hollywood can not deal with losing the election. Clinton did in deed win the popular vote. But what people don’t want to admit is Clinton won that popular vote by winning NYC and the LA/Hollywood areas. A lot of people live in these areas but their values are not the values of main stream America. Clinton did not win the working voters in Michigan or the farmers in the Midwest. She did not win the Southern voters in the bible belt. Clinton did not win the retired population in Florida. The protesters this past week are showing this generations true colors. A generation that has always gotten a trophy even if they finished last. A generation that has always gotten their own way-from Gay rights to Womens equal rights. A generation that has been able to work less because the government will give them a hand out to make ends meet. Well Hollywood and NYC better buckle their seat belts because the next four years and beyond are going to be a very bumpy ride. President Trump is in the White House and main stream America has taken back their country!


President Trump In 7 More Days

Well its been a long road but in just 7 more days we will have a new President. The last year and a half has been up and down. For a while I actually had my doubts if Trump could do it. But he did! And it is pretty obvious Clinton supporters thought for a long time that she would be the next President. Hotels in the Washinton DC area reported a huge number of cancellations because Clinton supporters had already made reservations planning to come to see their candidate take the Oath of Office. Now most hotels are booked back up again with Trump supporters. To get a room in the Washington DC area next week it will cost over $1,000 a night. Who knows what the next four years will be like. Maybe Trump will be a great President and maybe he won’t. I am certain of one thing however,the liberal media is going crazy trying to figure out what happened. They still will not admit that they were out of touch with main stream America. The liberal media thought what they believed was what America believed. Trump hit a nerve with Americans. When I say Americans I am not talking about people in NYC or LA. Those people do not reflect true Americans. True Americans think the government has gotten out of control,that there is to much interference in our lives and special interest groups like the Gaye and Lesbian groups have gotten way to much attention over the past 8 years. America took their country back and next week their leader will take control of a country wanting and needing a change. God Bless President Trump and God Bless the USA!