Tag Archives: Rasputin

NOT WHAT YOU THINK–Being Yourself Isn’t as Easy as You Always Assumed

Dear Friends, Adversaries, Acquaintances, and Strangers:                                              (I believe that takes in everyone.)   This is a journey in search of identity, which sometimes isn’t what we think.   We begin in New York […]

My Career Highlights (rev.)

We want to be more than the sum of what we assume we are.   But if I’m not what you think, or I think, what am I?   There may be clues in these, which could be called My Career Highlights.   Not always the high points, or the proudest moments of my past–but […]

MY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS – Not necessarily my proudest moments, but among the most interesting.

When I was in the cast of an award-winning Filipino play at La Mama, the Villager newspaper praised my performance as “the personification of American sleaze.” … I invented a new kind of textbook series for a publishing company. It brought in millions of dollars in profits each year. After it was launched, my entire […]


We told my mother we wanted to do something special for her 90th birthday. She insisted we do nothing at all. She always discouraged us from making a bother over her. After months of pressure, though, she consented to an Oneg Shabbat, or Sabbath celebration, in her honor, at the apartment building for senior citizens […]