Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away (a.k.a. when I attended Sunday School as a child), I recall grasping the parallel between Hanukkah’s miracle of a vial of oil lasting 8 days and frying latkes in oil. It made sense then just as it does in my adulthood.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Monday, November 25, 2019
“Do Jewish people celebrate Thanksgiving?”
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Watching the new documentary “Jim Allison: Breakthrough,” which opens Friday, Oct. 4, at the Tivoli Theatre, I considered the possibility that if James Allison had been born 15 or 20 years sooner, my mom might be alive today.
Thursday, August 08, 2019
I’ve said my goodbyes to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
As a lactose-intolerant adult, I have grown accustomed to life without cheese. Having never been a huge fan except for the gooey stuff atop a deep-dish pizza, this is not much of a problem for my taste buds. I will, however, admit to craving — and missing — an occasional Dairy Queen Blizzard…
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
My fascination with America’s manned space program was neither logical nor practical. And the timing was terrible.
Thursday, June 06, 2019
The criminal investigations that special counsel Robert Mueller led for the Department of Justice for the last two years were not about Donald Trump or Donald Jr. or Michael Cohen or George Papadopoulos or Michael Flynn or any of the many other members of the Trump gang that couldn’t shoot s…
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Independence Day commemorates the establishment of Israel as an independent Jewish state. This inspirational declaration was announced on May 14, 1948 by the Jewish leadership, led by future Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
The premise of my blog posts and of my books, Your Retirement Quest(coauthored with Keith Lawrence) and After the Cheering Stops, is that if you have a life plan for retirement, you greatly increase the odds of living the fulfilling retirement you have worked so hard to deserve.
Monday, October 01, 2018
When my friend and coauthor, Keith Lawrence, and I were doing the research for our book, Your Retirement Quest, we identified what we came to call, the “10 key elements of a fulfilling retirement.” Having read every retirement book we could get our hands on, having reviewed the retirement-re…
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Ann and I recently checked off a big bucket list item. Several years ago, we realized that we had visited 48 states together. We were only missing Hawaii and Idaho and put both on our bucket list. We immediately made plans to visit the islands and started doing the research for an Idaho t…
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
In my most recent Jewish Light blog post, “After the Cheering Stops,” I suggested that one way to think about creating a winning retirement is to reapply the approach athletes use to create a winning game plan.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
What do Baby Boomers and elite athletes have in common? Yes, they enjoy sports, albeit from a very different perspective. And they both retire from their careers. But one of the many things they do not have in common is the age at which they retire. Most boomers do so in their 50s, 60s, …
Friday, January 26, 2018
About 20 years ago, nearly five years before I retired, I began investigating what retirement might be like and what I could do to make it what I wanted it to be. My friend, Keith Lawrence, and I joined forces and were fortunate to learn enough to write our book, Your Retirement Quest, and …
Thursday, December 07, 2017
In a previous blog post, “Your Ideal Day,” I suggested that one good way to plan the non-financial aspects of your retirement is to identify what your ideal day would look like and then continually strive toward living that day. I also mentioned that in future posts, we’d look at adding the…
Friday, November 24, 2017
In my last blog post, “Your Ideal Day,” I suggested that one good way to plan the non-financial aspects of retirement is to identify what your ideal day would look like and then continually strive toward living that day. I also mentioned that in future posts, we’ll look at adding the concep…