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Tolerance, Modesty, Chivalry

Tolerance, Modesty, Chivalry

In this season of graduation speeches, I thought it would be good to revisit three important words which we rarely hear in public use, and whose original meanings are therefore fast disappearing. I will start with tolerance, defined as a fair, objective, and...
Last Folio

Last Folio

This post is a collection of reflections occasioned by seeing my old friend Katya Krausova in Washington next week (weather permitting). I met Katya in the fall of 1968 when she, as a member of the first group of Czechoslovak students allowed to travel to the West...
Afraid of a Vote?

Afraid of a Vote?

Is anyone else struck by how shamefully ironic it is that President Obama and the Democrats in the Senate wheedled around not even holding a vote on the Iran “deal” on the very Anniversary of the 9/11 Attack on our nation? That attack was led by Islamic terrorists,...
Thoughts on 2014 Surprises

Thoughts on 2014 Surprises

Ending 2014 with five personal thoughts on events that surprised me: Shortly after Memorial Day I attended a professional breakfast on current topics in commercial real estate. There were several hundred well dressed attendees, of all ages and both genders. The MC...