MJL is Matthew J. Lecin aka
The One and Only Mijjil!
The best day of my life
Without a doubt, the best day of my life is the day I married my Sweetie,
Marla S. Selinger, in her home town of Lakewood!
A close second
If anything approaches the joy of my wedding day, it is the birth of my son
Samuel Reuben. It's hard to believe he is starting his final semester of college at Rutgers University!
Since March of 2004, I have been working for Shadow Financial Systems. In October 2019 Shadow was bought by Broadridge.
In my copious free time...
I am the Chairman of the
Ritual Committee of
Congregation Knesseth Israel of Bound Brook
Since May 2000 I have been the proud owner of
a frame-off restored Hemi-Orange
1967 Dodge Coronet R/T!
Never heard of Tru-Ade? Here's some Tru-Ade
memorabilia to look at...
In 1998 I was Ordained by the
Universal Life Church
of Modesto, California.
In 1997 I was created Knight Grand Commander of Elbonia in
Dogbert's New Ruling Class.
For over four decades decades I have been an active member and resident of the
Barony of Settmour Swamp in the
Laurel Kingdom of the East of the
Society for Creative Anachronism,
an historical society devoted to preserving the best of the Middle Ages.
I've been a hockey fan since there were only six teams in the NHL, and now there are thirty!
I have always been (and will always be) a devoted fan of the Broadway Blueshirts, aka the
New York Rangers.
During the second intermission of the 1/29/2001 Atlanta Thrashers (now
Winnipeg Jets) game in the World's Most Famous Arena,
Madison Square Garden,
my seat number was randomly selected for the
Amtrak Original Six Shootout.
I took shots at an empty net from various spots along the center ice red line - and put in five out of six in thirty seconds!
The prize was a trip for two to see the Rangers play
in the Molson Centre (now the Bell Centre) in Montréal on 12/1/2001!
Things with strings...
The Top Five Worst Cups of Coffee of All Time!
- Coffee that drove French General Arnold-Aimery to say "Kill them all, God will know his own." in 1209 during the
(The Crusades had nothing to do with retaking the Holy Land from the Infidel, they were about getting their Arabica Coffee!)
- Coffee that prompted Henry VI (England) to proclaim
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
- Coffee that turned Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side of the Force.
- Coffee that started the French Revolution. (Marie Antoinette said
"Let them eat cake." but she didn't serve any coffee!)
- Coffee provided to Barclays Capital employees on Y2K Day (1/1/2000) during mandatory Y2K support.
...In Eternal Darkness
In eternal darkness I repose,
Missing the day-sun-light,
Missing the night-moon-star-light,
Missing the glow of you.
Shining, sparkling, splitting the blackness,
You stand alone; Lone Star in the Sky.
But I am blackened, melding perfectly
With the ebony atmosphere that envelopes me.
Flitting to and fro, I see your gleam,
I call to you, you hear; searching for me
You come, but in the midnight darkness
You pass by; my outstretched arms not touching you.
Once again dark, blackened, unable to see,
Yet far away I can see a light-dot,
Darting, moving, then stopping; ever searching.
I turn away, knowing you are never to return.
The tears come quickly to my eyes,
They flow down my cheeks;
Not bothering to brush them from my face,
Silently I let them fall.
-- F(x) '77