US 2016 Election Obfuscation

27 Aug

In today’s Times of Israel website, there are two op ed blog postings that argue why each of the mainstream US political parties are pro-Israel.  You can find them at: Might as well give up trying to paint Democrats as … Read More »

Vacation Again in California

20 Aug

Last year we vacationed in California.  We started in Los Angeles and finished in Sonoma, see California Dreaming.  This year, we decided to fly in and out of San Francisco, add more time in Sonoma, a visit to the mountains and … Read More »

Grandmom’s Brownie Recipe

5 Jul

With family getting on in age, one of the treasures that hopefully gets passed down from generation to generation is recipes.  One recipe our kids and their cousins love is Leora’s brownies.  They seem to always be on-hand to enjoy during a … Read More »

Hyponatremia and Adrenal Insufficiency

10 Jun

As many of our friends and family know, Susie has been plagued by fatigue and poor appetite. She lost around 20 lbs and could not walk more than 100 feet without needing rest. We thought maybe the condition was a side … Read More »

And then there was one

15 May

At the beginning of May, the Republican race reduced to just Donald Trump.  Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich bowed out.  Whether the Republican establishment gets in-line behind Trump we will see.  I do think Cruz and Kasich’s departure before … Read More »

Final Two Month Checkup and IDH1 Clinical Trials

6 Dec

We returned to Austin from MD Anderson on Wednesday with good news, Susie’s scans are stable.  This was her last two month check-up.  She graduates now to check-ups every three months.  However, the few weeks before last week’s appointments were very nerve racking. When I … Read More »

The Emperor Has No Clothes

3 Dec

On Wednesday, we were driving home from Houston.  Upon our arrival, I looked at the news and saw reports of the massacre in San Bernardino, CA.  There was not a lot of information, except the following: 14 people were killed, … Read More »

The undertow of BDS

19 Sep

Yesterday, our son returned to California for University.  He and I sat on the porch one evening talking about the Iran deal, turmoil in the Middle East and growing Anti-Semitism across the world.  We also discussed our approaches to dealing … Read More »

L’shanah Tovah Umetukah

15 Sep

We are now at the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays, starting with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year).  The Jewish New Year is different than how many celebrate December 31st/ January 1st.  As a secular Jew, I feel it … Read More »

California Dreaming

9 Aug

It is hard to fathom that we are home after our summer vacation.  We left Austin with mild summer highs in the 90s, coming back to triple digits and brown lawns.  Our trip from LA to Sonoma County was beautiful and … Read More »