My fascination with America’s manned space program was neither logical nor practical. And the timing was terrible.
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
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.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
We have been hosting first-night seder on Pesach for more years than I can even recall. Sometimes we have a crowd around our limited-seating dining room table, and other years have been more intimate. However, it never fails that something will always go wrong: red wine spilling on the speci…
Thursday, April 04, 2019
The latest count of lies and misstatements made by President Donald Trump since he became president about two years ago stands at 9,179 as of March 17. In the first two months of 2019, he averaged 22 false or misleading claims per day, a 33 percent increase over 2018, according to the Washin…
Thursday, March 07, 2019
“On the Waterfront,” a classic 1954 American movie featured in a film studies course I teach at Webster University, opens with the murder of Joey Doyle.
The Jewish calendar is replete with Holy Days as well as fun festival-type holiday celebrations. This March, Purim offers us an opportunity to experience one of our more upbeat holidays. While observance runs the gamut from reading the Scroll of Esther — Megillah — to dressing in costumes an…
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Joni Mitchell, the fiercely original, genre-defying songwriter, singer and guitarist/pianist, has been on my mind lately.
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…
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