We visited northern Iceland this summer. In two backwater cities on northern coast, Sigulfjorour and Isafjourour we found stories that were both familiar and instructive. These towns are the most […]
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.
The City of Putnam, Connecticut, was washed up. Like many New England textile mill towns, it once stood tall as part of America’s industrial revolution. During the 1950’s the mills moved south and then on to the Far East. Trains came no more. The waterwheels stopped and the proud, redbrick […]
From the Google Earth photo, we all appear as passive little ants on the planet. But something’s wrong with this picture. I protest the thought of being a passive rider on our […]
Not every day can you pocket thousands of dollars from a multibillionaire. It happened to me once, but it was memorable. Outside of Japan, Kenji O. was never much […]
My fraternity of athletic club members is an elite group. We are the best of the best because every year there are 2,000 people sign up at our club […]