There is a certain ominous tone to Day 5 of Backroads cycling trips: the most challenging course is on the docket. That means, should you choose it on our trip, a 42-mile ride with 4,400′ of uphill climbing. A day of suffering and potential exhilaration. On the route, there is a four-mile long hill with
We are at the tail end of a family bicycling trip in Tuscany, and it has been a challenging and rewarding trip. Florence was our point of departure, and it was beautiful. We are on another trip for families via Backroads and are having a great time. The Backroads leaders are again great, and we
My first job out of college ended up being a huge mistake. But, I recovered and took with me some lessons learned. Back in the Roaring 1980s, the hottest investment bank was Wasserstein Perella. The founders started a new M&A firm and proceeded to cherry pick very successful partners from other firms. A roster of
With heavy rain coming, a family sub-group is at the Boston Museum of Science. We wanted to see the new space exhibit. Also, I didn’t want to sit around the house. The exhibit was extremely interesting and well worth it. My favorite part was a satellite video of the earth, flashed onto a large screen.
Last weekend, we did a family stay in NYC. One of our children is doing a summer internship in Manhattan, and we thought it would be a great time to see her and get together as a family. I’ve lived twice in Manhattan. But, both times, I worked very long hours and had little time
Apartheid-era South Africa was an oppressive and lame place for many, but Nelson Mandela peacefully transitioned it. You’d have to be truly screwed-up to look for “best practices” among Nazi-era laws to institute a national system that segregated people by race and controlled them by force. In 1948, the regime did just that. 20% of