Things My Dad Taught Me

Always travel for simchas. You will easily find a way to make it to the funerals. Make a point of celebrating as much as possible.

There is nothing scary hiding under the bed, in the closet or behind the door.

A business must reinvent itself on a regular basis.

Money is for saving and spending. Know when to do each.

Good wine makes a difference.

When camping at the Pinery, stay in Burley near the dunes. Electricity is overrated on a camping trip.

If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

Reach out to interesting people. Ask them about themselves, find out where they have been and where they are going. Possibly go along.

Music is where it’s at. The soundtrack of my childhood: Bill Withers, Simon & Garfunkel, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Don Shirley, WQRS on the radio.

It is possible to love your spouse more every day. It is possible to love your children so deeply you are shocked awake by the intensity of that love. Still, nothing compares to grandchildren.

Surprise yourself.

Go fishing around the world.  Release most of what you catch. Occasionally bring home a magnificent salmon. Then share it with your friends.


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