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Global Thoughts — 30 September 2015

Every year in the final hours before and after Yom Kippur I have a personal ritual of taking out my box of old cassette tapes and listening to some cantorial and other religious music as I ponder my circumstances and

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Global Thoughts — 1 April 2015

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?

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Global Thoughts — 3 March 2015

Can you believe that in the US if you want to telephone the Internal Revenue Service to ask a question about how to file your taxes they no longer have people who will talk to you? My son Jeremy did

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Global Thoughts — 15 December 2014

A friend said to me “You know why we get to vote in the US? Because our votes don’t matter.” I thought that was amazingly profound. My wife was in a wine store looking for a small amount of an

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Global Thoughts — 1 July 2014

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

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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

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Global Thoughts — 10 February 2014

I saw the funniest thing when I went to my son’s school to watch him play in a chess tournament. He sat silently, followed the rules and behaved like an adult. His 7 year old opponent put his hand across

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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,

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