Category: "Personal Notes"

Ending chimpanzee medical experiments

My mother, a retired physician and US Navy Rear Admiral, is something of an animal welfare activist and has written a letter to a local newspaper (in Maryland) on the subject of using chimpanzees for medical research. I have to say I've been unconvinced… more »

Welcome to 2012

Happy New Year to all my friends and readers. I expect 2012 will be one of the most interesting years in a long time, perhaps interesting in the sense of the well-known Chinese curse "May you live in interesting times." One thing is for sure: We'll have… more »

Merry Christmas (from your Jewish blogger)

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and offer the following thoughts made more profoundly by Kyle Broflovski than I ever could: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4s5MMLN_NY more »

Under the weather

For those of you wondering why I haven't blogged in a couple of days, I've come down with a very nasty cold, sore throat, aches so bad my teeth hurt... I'll try to get back to blogging tomorrow. more »

Taking a few days off

I'm taking a few days off to spend time in the sun with my family. Will be back to writing shortly... more »

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish all my family, friends, and readers a very Happy Thanksgiving. more »

Got this at the bank

The very nice people at my bank (Advantage Bank in Boulder) know that I like to collect interesting or unusual coins and bills, even if they're really not worth more than their face value. I stopped in to the branch yesterday just to see if they had… more »

Breaking: Steve Jobs is dead

Apple founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has died. Mr. Jobs, who has been suffering from pancreatic cancer, had looked weak and frail recently, and it was clear that his resigning as CEO recently was due to his failing health. Steve Jobs changed the… more »

The Tibet ride

My friend and business partner, Josh Hartman, is (along with nine other cyclists) in the middle of an incredible, perhaps insane, bike ride from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. It's a ride that will take them a "million meters" (about 625 miles),… more »

Apply to the Leadership Program of the Rockies

One of the most valuable experiences of my life was going through the Leadership Program of the Rockies (about seven years ago.) It's not just what you learn that's so important, but also who you meet. Some of my closest friends and political allies in… more »
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