Category Archives: Personal

Top 10 places in the U.S. where I would like to live

I have lived in quite a few places around the United States. I have visited tons more, and experienced immense friendliness, such warm welcome, and seen acceptance I had never seen anywhere else. These are my top 10 places in the … Continue reading

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!חג הנוכה שמח

Wishing everyone a joyous and blessed Hanukkah!

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Non-smoking airports—the reason for thousands of grumpy travelers

Ever since cities and countries started banning smoking in workplaces, pubs and restaurants, and, most recently, in most outside public places (like New York and Chicago, for example, have done in city parks), airports have followed—whether on their own or … Continue reading

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Here’s to another step in healthy living

Today a month ago I gave up one of the biggest loves of my life. I quit smoking. It kind of seemed the next logical thing to do, after losing all my excess weight and starting to lead a reasonably … Continue reading

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!שנה טובה

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My debut novel, “Catch the Harpy,” now available on Amazon

Today I became a published novelist. My debut novel, titled “Catch the Harpy,” is now available for purchase on Amazon all over the world, in both paperback and ebook. “Catch the Harpy” is a spy thriller, taking place in the … Continue reading

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Weight loss recap: Four months; fifty pounds

Less than a month ago I wrote about my weight loss and exercise regime that had, by that time, helped me lose 40 lbs. Well, today is my four-month anniversary—a perfect time for a quick recap. As of this morning, I’ve … Continue reading

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When plans change—a story of weight loss

I had what I thought to be a brilliant plan—to grow old and fat. But the sad fact—what took me some time to realize—is that if you grow fat, you almost certainly won’t grow old. Now, I am not afraid … Continue reading

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Chicago in the fall

After an intolerably long wait, I finally got my hands on the new iPhone 6 Plus. And what’s a better way of testing it out than taking a walk in Chicago, snapping photos of some of the famous and not so famous sites. … Continue reading

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