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Thoughts — 31 July 2011 including Travel to Quebec, Canada

At Skytop in Pennsylvania, Quebec City, Canada and at Home.  Also at the Gazillion Bubble Show.

“This camp is my camp, this camp is your camp, from the rooftop garden to the basement we tramp;” we all are singing so joyously, this camp is called the JCC……just can’t get enough of that country life in the city….our kids just came back from a weekend with their cousins.… Continue Reading →

Thoughts — 22 May 2011

Photos in North Carolina and Jeremy’s first rollercoaster ride at Sesame Place, Pennsylvania

My kids were hiding matzah around the apartment during Passover; at least I know that is the one kind of food they can hide anywhere that even the cockroaches won’t want to find and eat..Digesting matzah brings new meaning to the phrase “let my people go.” ..I was explaining the story of Passover to my kids and they know all about the bitterness of slavery of Egypt but when I told them that even after all the working that Pharaoh didn’t give them any treats, it then sunk in that this was a problem.… 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 →

Thoughts — 13 March 2011

Includes responses to last month’s $5 Million Question

On holiday in Nassau, Bahamas and K-Mart’s finest portraiture in NY.

Today is my dad’s 75th birthday. It is a bit scary to know that I can remember what life was like when he was 45 years old.… Continue Reading →

Thoughts with a Focus on Egypt — 6 February 2011

You know you have kids when the only movies in your Netflix queue are kids stuff; kids are “what do you do for me NOW, not yesterday or later”. You are thrilled when your kid comes in and says “I did pee pee all by myself” as opposed to you worrying about an accident…We took our kids to a kiddie opera version of the Marriage of Figaro.… Continue Reading →

Thoughts and Year End Predictions– 15 January 2011 Includes travel notes on Sydney Australia, Auckland New Zealand and Honolulu, Hawaii

Polynesian village in Hawaii; various Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia including Elizabeth’s 5th birthday, sketching the Sydney Opera House and the actual view from Four Seasons Hotel.

We just came back from 3 weeks in Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. You might recall that Karen is Australian and that our kids have Australian passports.… Continue Reading →

Thoughts — 15 December 2010 Includes travel notes on the latest in Bermuda

From the top: Karen and Ivan at the Ocean Club in Nassau; Jeremy in school; Elizabeth ready to party; various scenes in Bermuda and at the Reefs Hotel in Bermuda 

We are glad to be at the end of this year.… Continue Reading →

Thoughts — 15 September 2010 Travel Notes: Lake Geneva Region of Switzerland & France

Geneva Armoury Greyere Castle Gardens Greyere Castle Gardens Chillon Castle, Montreux Vevey Food Museum

Karen and Ivan at Hotel Victoria in Montreux and at Evian Royal Resort….Jeremy traveling light on the plane ride home! —————————————————————————————–

As you can see, weve been on vacation for the past few weeks and it is the middle of the Jewish fall holiday cycle.… Continue Reading →

Thoughts — 22 August 2010

Dad and I at Yankee Stadium; Grandma Arriving by Pedicab (when you just can’t get a taxi in midtown Manhattan); Elizabeth and Karen at Statue of Liberty;  and our  son hooded in a pair of underwear watching TV.

We are finishing up our summer.… Continue Reading →

Thoughts — 20 July 2010 Includes travel notes on Chicago, London & Cliveden House, Vermont , LGA Airport by Subway

This month I’ve been hoarding all my notes and together it makes for a particularly good read. Our kids have been a real hoot. Jeremy has fallen in love with hot dogs and he’ll just sit down at the table and demand one chirping “HOT DAWG”.… Continue Reading →

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