Knishes and Camels and Rain, Oh My!

PART I Recently my family scheduled a quarterly birthday party, and I took some time off from work to attend. My immediate family lives in the greater New York City area, although scattered far and wide. Apart from my 12 hour distance, most are 2 or 3 hours distant from each other. Thus, we try … Continue reading “Knishes and Camels and Rain, Oh My!”

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Editor’s note: Today’s post was written by my brother Joe. You have been warned… It all started back in 2009. The annual announcement of baseball’s Hall of Fame induction in February – this time it included Rickey Henderson, former A’s and Yankees player (among many others). I fully expected the next message – it was … Continue reading “Déjà Vu All Over Again”

Exit Stage Right

After getting downsized from Thompson, I formed a startup with Harcourt coworkers Brian and Jack. We named our company Smartacus, and we would focus on educational software. Shortly after its inception, we scheduled a sales trip to the major college textbook publishing companies in NYC and Boston. That meant a road trip for us, so … Continue reading “Exit Stage Right”