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Global Thoughts — 21 August 2012

Those last two pictures are of Jeremy celebrating his 5th birthday with his “Train Cake” and Karen and I with my Great Aunt Fay at her 100th birthday party.

In the “you can’t put anything past them” department — Jeremy was eating a sugary cereal at his grandparents house and at the breakfast table they were commenting about how he doesn’t get it at home.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 21 August 2012

Those last two pictures are of Jeremy celebrating his 5th birthday with his “Train Cake” and Karen and I with my Great Aunt Fay at her 100th birthday party.

In the “you can’t put anything past them” department — Jeremy was eating a sugary cereal at his grandparents house and at the breakfast table they were commenting about how he doesn’t get it at home.… Continue Reading →

75 Days to the US Elections — 21 August 2012

Ben Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, has a lot of power in this election. The Fed has to decide if it wants to go into another round of Quantitative Easing. Basically, if it does, it will stimulate the economy a bit before the election and make things look a bit better.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts – 24 May 2012

Jeremy asked him if we could give him sugar for lunch tomorrow in his school box. We said to him, are you crazy? He said “it’s OK, it doesn’t have any nuts.” (He goes to a nut-free school.)

This past month our family went to Israel and to Italy.… Continue Reading →

Thoughts — 3 April 2012

What sucks at this point in life is getting upgraded on all your flights with your gold status except that you can’t use the upgrades because you’re flying with your spouse and kids and they didn’t get upgraded. Ask my wife; she has Gold Status with United and can’t enjoy the upgrades she keeps getting almost every time we check in together for a flight.… Continue Reading →

Global Thoughts — 6 February 2012

Disney, Introducing the Palm Beach karate man, and at the Big Band Dance in Asheville, North Carolina

This last month has had lots of fun for us as a family – New Year’s weekend at Disney World; a Big Band dancing weekend in North Carolina.… Continue Reading →

Year-End Thoughts & Predictions — 22 December 2011

Assorted photos at home, Central Park, Las Vegas and vicinity.

Lyrics from an interesting song I heard this week: “There is no Yes in Yesterday….You only get what you give, so you gotta give it all you’ve got.”

The reason the Research in Motion company is $15 a share and Apple is $380 a share is that I have 25 employees all turning in their blackberries in favor of iPhones as part of a year-end technology upgrade.… Continue Reading →

Thoughts — 31 October 2011

I told the kids that this Friday night I would be giving them the biggest surprise they ever got in the whole wide world. Elizabeth asked if it was schnitzel. Jeremy asked if it was cake. I said it was even bigger than that.… Continue Reading →

Thoughts — 26 September 2011 including Travel to Austria

Family trip to Austria — photos in and around Salzburg, Vienna, along Lake Fuschl and Castle Rosenberg.

Our kids keep us on our toes. We put a lock on the inside of our bedroom door. We are tired of Jeremy coming in during the night to sleep in mama’s bed.… Continue Reading →

Thoughts — 15 April 2011 Includes Passover Thoughts and Travel Notes: New in Puerto Rico British Virgin Islands

Ivan in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands; the Kids at Home; My father with his grandson Gavi and the just unveiled plaque in his honor at the entrance to the Miami Beach beach boardwalk.

Elizabeth at breakfast: Feed me my oatmeal…(I fed her some and stepped away)…Sit down, relax and enjoy the flight!… Continue Reading →

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