76, born in Havana, Cuba
His father fought in the Russian Revolution,
hopped a boat, ended up in Cuba instead of the US,
met Gramma, had dad.
Grew up in a home with no running water or electricity.
Lost many in the Holocaust.
Emigrated through Miami in 1947
Grew up in Brooklyn
Played soccer in high school,
competed in Olympic weight lifting events
and ran marathons
Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering
Worked on little packages that go boom in Livermore, California
Worked on ICBM re-entry, and helicopter engines,
and occasional math questions from the Man at the "Energy" Department.
Retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after 35 years.
Figured the meltdowns in Japan a month and a half before TEPCO admitted it.
We play chess by Email
We debate economics, philosophy, politics
ethics and religion.
He wrote a play for 10 years,
dealing with biblical inaccuracies and Spinoza's philosophy.
We are supposed to talk every Friday night
He needs new knees
He worries about his kids
Likes to paint nude women.
Reads a lot and collects used books
Drives cars into the ground
Still exercises almost everyday
Loves his grandchildren
Worries about his activist son.
Happy Fathers Day