I made calls last night for Obama to the swing state of New Mexico at the San Jose campaign office and it was really encouraging. One woman had already voted (early) in New Mexico and was going to drive over her daughter’s ballot after our call. She said I was the first person who had [...]
Archive for October, 2008
Frankfurt Book fair 2008
Inspired and uplifted by two prominent authors, Orhan Pamuk, and Paulo Coelho, I started off my venture to the Frankfurt Book fair with hope for success and belief in myself.
Mr. Orhan Pamuk (www.orhanpamuk.net), winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature, spoke at the Opening Ceremony about his first trip to the [...]
“We’re poor, but sexy,” says Berlin’s mayor.
I wouldn’t say that Berlin is neither poor nor sexy. It’s fascinating and dynamic. In fact, I think I am so drawn to the city because it embodies, as much as any place of concrete and human congregation can, the division of the capitalist and communist worlds that [...]
Here I am with Language is Music and Travel Happy, Budget Low at the IBPA booth at the Frankfurt Book fair last week.
Reconciling myself with the German language on Yom Kippur in the Rykestrasse Synagogue in Berlin
I’ve avoided Germany like the plague for many years. World War II history poisoned any touristic desires I may have had to see the country. I’ve traveled and even lived in nearby countries, but have made a conscious effort not to [...]
If we had paid attention to the laws of physics and the wisdom of the Old Testament… we wouldn’t be is such a financial mess
A few lessons from high school physics and religious school could prevent financial stupidity!
When I lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1999, the famous financier, George Soros, mentioned something briefly about the Argentine peso being overvalued as it was pegged to the US dollar.
Soon after his phrase was pronounced, I saw Argentines flock to the [...]