Sunday, June 19, 2011

George's Pop

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

Loves Mom

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


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