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Global Thoughts — 3 May 2016 including Lessons Learned at Age 50

In our Purim costumes for Papa’s 80th Birthday party

Last week I celebrated my 50th birthday. My mom stood up and said a few nice things about me and my parents gave me a fancy watch. My kids wrote me beautiful cards and we went out to dinner.… Continue Reading →

I Would Like to be Remembered….4 May 2016

I Would Like To Be Remembered….

As a Nice Guy who was also Savvy. As a person who also tried to look at things from the other person’s point of view. As a pragmatic realist interested in solving problems more so than in being right.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 2 February 2016

I was thrilled to see my now 10 year old daughter sitting on a chaise lounge at the pool over our holiday vacation reading the New York Times. My son was with her and they were both attempting to do the Times crossword puzzle.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 23 December 2015 (Year End)

On the beach in Puerto Rico

This has been a big week for us; Elizabeth has turned 10. Our daughter is now in double digit territory. I chaperoned her and several young girls having a tea party at a local tea house and did my best to leave them alone.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 9 November 2015

On campus with Ben Franklin at University of Pennsylvania for homecoming weekend.

This past month my daughter Elizabeth who is soon to turn 10 cooked up a chicken cutlet dinner (well, she prepared the cutlet and someone else did the frying).… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 18 August 2015


Hiking at Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz NY

Jeremy has just turned 8 but on the street on the ever-present scaffolding he did 3 full extended chin-ups and one full pull-up. He’s going to be a mighty mite down the line.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 9 July 2015 including Travel Notes on France and Eastern Tennessee

On the rocks at Cap Ferrat, France.

A friend of mine does comedy routines at comedy clubs around the country and he told me that you just can’t do Hillary Clinton jokes, because nobody wants to hear about her. That to my mind is a strong signal that she is not going to gain traction as a political candidate amongst ordinary people.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 18 May 2015 (including Rome with Kids notes)

Bicycle for 4 in Villa Borghese Park, Rome

My son went to Gladiator School in Rome during our visit to Italy last month. He tends to talk a lot and his gladiator instructor who very much looked the part and wanted to simulate ancient Rome was having none of it.… Continue Reading →

Cuba Travel Notes — 15 May 2015

Last stop before the airport, a quick ride in a 58 year old Chevy which I virtually hijacked. Details below.

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a real adventure like this, but I anticipate that Cuba is going to change and I wanted to see it the way it is now before the cafes in the town squares become Starbucks and the historic buildings framing those intersections become Westins.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 1 April 2015

Celebrating Karen’s special birthday

We have reached another milestone in our family – we are now calling the “diaper bag” the “fun bag.” You know how you keep calling something the diaper bag even though your kids have been out of diapers for years?… Continue Reading →

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