There’s not much poetry of life to be found in my fast food business. This is a problem that may not keep you awake nights; you probably don’t often think […]
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I spent 40 years as an entrepreneur building, owning and operating 20 successful restaurants in the US and Canada. Now I have sold them all and spend my time writing and playing chamber music. Once I measured success in dollars. Today's metrics are getting a smile out of the reader. If they finish reading and gasp "Right on baby. That's exactly the way it is !" then I've scored big time.
Everyone moving to a foreign country should have a Mr. Tanaka. Foreign countries are intimidating as you navigate a foreign language, mysterious food, exotic culture and how to find a […]
YOU GOTTA LOVE THOSE OLD MUSLIMS You can’t stop learning from your travels: Even if it’s uncomfortable. Visiting Turkmenistan we confronted Abu bin Abdul, a ragtag Muslim chauvinist with few good words for Western culture. According to his interpretation of history, “Absent the Muslim and Eastern World, Europe would have […]
I’ve traveled to many countries but the craziest, most exciting voyage I ever took was just three miles from home. This journey was neither Northwest nor Southeast, – but straight […]
Like many men, I gravitate towards the heroic “Master of the Universe” visions. Triumph, audacity, and grandeur all loom large when I visualize my life. I don’t see my history […]