Gut yontif

Sentences that I would have never, ever predicted one year ago:

“The sukkah in the front of the synagogue is not kosher, because we can’t give it three walls and still make it drive-through. Please make sure everyone is wearing masks when you go through.”

I’m not Jewish, but my wife and kids are, and that was the message from our synagogue today. Imagine reading that one year ago and trying to make sense of it.

Chag Sameach to anyone who’s celebrating.

CMT: It’s Today [OT]

A final reminder that my son and his girlfriend are riding today to raise money and awareness for Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a rare degenerative neurological disease.

I promised I wouldn’t post the long version of this more than once, so it’s here

Next year, assuming the world returns to semi-normal, I’ll be joining them (though more likely on a walk than a ride). And let’s be honest, it’s more interesting when there’s a separate CIDU tally.

As always, thanks for your support both with CMT this year and with the March of Dimes Walkathon for the first twenty years of the century.

Mary Cate’s fundraising page

CMT: You guys are awesome as always

Since the March of Dimes Walkathon isn’t happening this year (though as Chak reminded me, my 27-year streak isn’t affected if the event doesn’t take place), I was hoping to move our support over to Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a rare degenerative neurological disease with which my son’s girlfriend was. They’re doing a bike ride at the end of this month to raise awareness and money for research.

(I promised I wouldn’t post the long version of this more than once, so it’s here)

Almost immediately, support started coming in from CIDU visitors, and we’re all very grateful.

(Disclaimer: We are not donating money for Mary Cate’s ride: our son is part of the same team, of course, and nobody’s visiting his page: it’s just sitting there like Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree, and it’s really sad)

A couple of people have reported having trouble making donations online. Please let me know if you do, and maybe I can help.

Mary Cate’s fundraising page