Random Acts of Hatred, Intentional Acts of Humanity

My family knew five of the eleven people shot and killed on Saturday. I grew up in Pittsburgh within walking distance of the Tree of Life synagogue. As you have probably read or heard, Squirrel Hill is a tight knit, interfaith community. It has always been that way. Throughout my childhood we celebrated an equal number [...]

By |2020-06-15T14:10:02+00:00November 7th, 2018|Misc, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Random Acts of Hatred, Intentional Acts of Humanity

Rugelach By A Brother

Discovered on a walk the other day: Jewish pastry, made in Harlem, by an African American  What are the chances? There are discoveries to be made and possibilities to be realized when we go exploring. Some thoughts emerged, strangely in alphabetical order: Assume Nothing Be Considerate Celebrate the Unexpected Delight in Discovery Explore Differences Forget [...]

By |2020-06-15T14:14:08+00:00December 1st, 2015|Misc|Comments Off on Rugelach By A Brother

Thank You

I would like to thank Joe, my doorman, for introducing us - indirectly. On December 31, 2013, Joe wished me  a 'fearless' year. Although there are 1,025,109.8 words in the English language, last year I focused on that one word. 'Fearless' came with me like a talisman into every interaction, every meeting, every presentation, and every new [...]

By |2020-06-15T14:09:28+00:00December 31st, 2014|Misc, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Thank You

The Duality of Yesterday

(Read Time: 1 minute, 20 seconds) In the wake of yesterday's grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case and the subsequent looting and rioting that took place, many felt a sense of disappointment toward the efficacy of the systems we have in place. But something else happened last night - a counterbalance to the [...]

By |2020-06-15T14:08:26+00:00November 25th, 2014|Misc, Recent Posts|Comments Off on The Duality of Yesterday
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