Your Journey – To the Edges of Life?

         “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” – Kurt Vonnegut (The photo on the left is from my 1967 trip to Amsterdam, Netherlands; the photo on the right […]

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Have You “Lived” a Life of Action and Passion?

      “Life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived at all.” Oliver Wendell Holmes The photo on the left was taken in 1972, the photo on the right taken from […]

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If Not Me – WHO?

 If Not Me – WHO?             “Non nobis solum nati sumus. (Not for ourselves alone are we born.)” ― Cicero The photos above are of me and my daughter Kali. The first when she was two years old, the next taken 29 years later – with the same love and affection that has lasted through […]

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Pickpockets, Children and HOW TO GROW A CHILD

(I wrote this essay as I was speeding to Rome on the Eurostar train, traveling at speeds over 150 mph, comfortably seated passing through the lovely countryside of the Tuscany region of northern Italy. The photo above is of me in Italy after the incident described below.) I was on a crowded subway station in […]

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Celebrating My Entry into the Next Decade of Life

“It’s not true that when you grow old you stop pursuing dreams, you grow old when you stop pursuing dreams.” Anyone who knows me, knows how much I value being a Dad and Husband; they are truly two of the greatest joys of my life. On February 2nd I celebrated my birthday and entered the […]

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I Think I May be a God

I THINK I MAY BE A GOD I have recently returned to a place I had not been to for several years, it is located in the Caribbean. Many of the people I knew from my previous trips were still there, and at least 10 people when they first saw me said with a warm […]

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A Cup of Goulash – A Symbol of Courage

“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” Why am I showing you this photo of a cup of Goulash, and using that as a symbol of courage. Well, it is not a symbol of courage, it is a bowl of Goulash  – a […]

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Prague: A very special place

My last stop of my European journey in 2011 was in the Czech Republic, and mainly in Prague. The city has a very special atmosphere that, for me, is a very calming and peaceful space to be – I could easily live here. I spent 8 days, delivering seminars on parenting and how to create […]

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Giving a seminar for children

I was recently asked to deliver seminars to a group of children ages 8 to 17, speaking three languages – American, Russian and Spanish. Talk about a challenge. How to communicate at the appropriate level, with information and activities that are real and valued by children from such a wide variety of ages and backgrounds […]

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Always great to visit Hungary

In  April 2011 I had my latest trip  to Hungary – it is always filled with much fun and activity. Zsuzsa is the Executive Director of the Applied Scholastics organization, and is my most delightful and joyous host for each of my trips (see photo below). This trip was mainly to deliver educational seminars to business […]

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