Greenwich, CT.. August 2012

In 2003 Dorothee and I met our now-good-friends David and Shree Mickelson while on a cultural exchange trip to Havana, Cuba.   At the time of our meeting, David and Shree were just dating, but married the following year, and subsequently met up with us in Hawaii during their honeymoon. Since then, we’ve remained in … [Read more…]

Christmas 2011

Happy Holidays from the Texas Hill Country!    2011 marks our 7th year here in our “second” paradise on our little two acres on the outskirts of Austin. It seems like just yesterday that we left our long-time home and business in Hawaii and made our way to Austin.   This year has been very good … [Read more…]

Man cannot live by bread alone

Late last winter, Dorothee and I decided to adopt an informal, no beef/pork/chicken policy.  We’ve studied the food industry and have concluded that corporate factory processed meats are not produced under the healthiest conditions.  More importantly, the conditions under which these “food” animals are raised are abysmal at best. The book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan … [Read more…]

A Barn Raising in the Hill Country

Back in the Fall of 2006, I learned of a “Barn-Raising” event for a family that owns and operates a small flower and vegetable farm located between Dripping Springs and Wimberley.  Both Dorothee and I participated in the 3-weekend barn raising, along with perhaps 60-80 other local residents.  It was truly an extraordinary example of … [Read more…]

New Photos, Same old US

I met a photographer, Clayton Austin, while providing one of my classic cars for a photoshoot.  His work is incredible, so we decided to have him conduct a shoot with Dorothee and me.  His photos just came back, and we’re very pleased with the results.  Here is just one of his examples: View more on … [Read more…]

Of Men and Wallets

There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to let go of cherished items.  Such was the case recently with my beloved wallet of some 10+ years.  Yes, this wallet has been with me through thick and thin (literally).  Through times of famine and prosperity.  Through it all, this baby has been … [Read more…]