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 »

Essays on Israel

7 Aug

I received an email today with a link to an eBook that is called Winning the War of Words, Essays on Zionism and Israel.  The book is authored by Dr. Einat Wilf.  She is the author of three other books … Read More »

July Cancer Check-Up

11 Jul

We are now approaching the middle of July.  First the good news.  Susie and I returned from MD Anderson this last week.  Her scans are stable, no growth/ significant changes to report.  So, this weekend we are collecting our thoughts … Read More »

What is a Hasbara Troll?

11 Jul

Today I commented on an article about the Iran Nuclear Deal and Israel.  The article was authored by Michael J. Koplow and is published on the Politico Website, see: Israel is the Iran Deal’s Biggest Loser My comment verbatim was: … Read More »

Bernie Sanders 2016

16 Jun

I’ve been following the presidential candidate announcements for the last month and looking at both Republicans and Democrats quite seriously.  As most friends know, I have some left leaning tendencies and strong thoughts regarding the Middle East.  Up until recently, … Read More »