Archive for January, 2015

January 2014: California Dreamin’

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Thursday January 16 My “vacation” officially began, I guess, at about 2:30 this afternoon, after I’d finished my noon speech to the BMA in Houston, changed into jeans and sneakers, and realized that I don’t have anything that I have to do. I’m not sure how this is going to go. I grabbed a couple […]

Bonaire for my birthday!

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

To celebrate my 78th birthday, our younger son David treated me to a scuba diving trip to Bonaire. Read all about it below! The place Bonaire is one of three islands off the coast of Venezuela – Aruba and Curacao are the other two – known as the ABC islands. Unlike the other two, however, […]

China March 2014

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Thursday March 13 After a few days in Shanghai together, Evan and I flew down to Shenzhen Thursday morning where I was to do a three-day program over the weekend for a real estate company called Fantasia under the auspices of CKGSB (Cheung Kung Graduate School of Business). We stayed in the elegant Langham Hotel, […]

China “Spring Break” March 2014

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

  When I got invited to China to do a session in mid-March, it occurred to me to check my elder grandson Evan’s schedule – he’s an 18-year-old freshman at Ithaca College. Sure enough, the dates matched his spring break, so I cashed in some frequent flyer miles and brought him along – in business […]

Christmas 2013 Cruise

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Saturday December 21 Viking Travel, the tour company our friend Jean Holcomb founded many years ago, sent their driver to take me to the airport at 9AM, gratis. Jean knows everything about cruising; she’s been a great help. I feel very secure knowing she’s arranged everything for us. Well, of course it was supposed to […]

Guangzhou December 2013

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Sunday December 1 Had to get up at 3:30AM to get from Fairfield to LaGuardia two hours before my Air Canada flight. Poor Mike. But he didn’t seem to mind. There was no traffic on the highways at that hour of the morning so that made the trip quick and easy. It wasn’t terribly cold […]