World Issues

Global Thoughts — 12 August 2014

Niagara Falls, June 2014

We told the kids about our upcoming summer vacation to Europe. Elizabeth was very upset that she was going to miss trip day at day camp. Jeremy held us up for close to 10 minutes while he went to the kitchen to look for jelly to put on his crackers.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 1 July 2014

Park Hotel, Vitznau, Switzerland

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while but you’ll see that I’ve been traveling a bit and doing a lot. I’ve also collected a few really funny stories to share. The global stuff follows these vignettes and there are travel notes this posting including top hotels in Washington DC, visits to Vitznau, Switzerland and Portofino, Italy,  and Niagara Falls.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 8 April 2014

I was listening to the Angry Birds theme song as my kid was playing the game, and I figured it could be a Hassidic tune right out of some klezmer village in Eastern Europe. If someone in my synagogue started singing it to the liturgy, I don’t think anyone would notice anything strange about it.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 11 December 2013 (Including Musings about Passion and Success)

I wish the worst for whomever had the great idea of importing rainbow looms to America. I find myself picking up about 100 tiny rubber bands every evening after my kids have dropped them all over the apartment. I’m sure that housekeepers and parents everywhere wish to thank this person with all their hearts.… Continue Reading →

Thoughts 8 October 2013 including notes Israel Trip

Throughout this post are pictures from our family’s recent trip to Israel. You’ll see the kids ziplining across the Jordan River and on a ropes course, the family at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, having a hamburger at a kosher McDonalds and other self-explanatory scenes.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 10 September 2013

We just finished our summer holiday which involved two cities and two resorts: Chicago and DC, the Homestead in Virginia and the Mohonk Lodge in upstate NY. We are at the age where our kids want to be with us, but there are limits.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 12 August 2013

My son wanted a playdate with a kid in the neighborhood that he remembered from day camp last summer. It’s been a year and we made a few inquiries and hadn’t heard back from the parent. Karen was thinking that the parents just weren’t interested in us.… Continue Reading →

Thoughts — 28 June 2013 (Including Travel Notes: Scotland and Outside Dublin)

This month’s edition starts off with more than normal family-oriented stuff because I have some good stories.

This week our kids started Summer Day Camp. It is a real right of passage — they are now out of the house every day from 8am to 5pm and come home exhausted.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 21 February 2013 — Skiing and Tubing

Yup, that’s your fearless leader coming down the mountain!

This month my kids have been more interesting than world events.

We traveled to Nassau and the Atlantis water park during the February school break. Jeremy was running through the whole park looking for the kids Splash Zone and then he saw it, and then you could imagine his chagrined face when he arrived to see a big yellow barrier around the whole pool because it was under renovation the previous several weeks. … Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 22 January 2013

We got this construction set by Mobilo, a nice German toy. Jeremy keeps showing me and everyone else how to put together anything. He is a very good engineer in the making. Elizabeth and I spent this past weekend in Miami visiting the grandparents and her cousins, some of whom were visiting from LA.… Continue Reading →

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