Everything about visas

  I have a passport.  Why do I need a visa? A passport establishes your identity and nationality.  You can go to many countries with only a passport.  Just show it to the friendly government person when you arrive.  They will look at it, do some bureaucratic hocus pocus, and then stamp it.  You’re done. […]

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Neil Armstrong died last Saturday.  While most people want to do big things in life, he did one of the biggest. Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.  He climbed in a rocket, blasted off, and came back home 8 days later. The first person.  A few others followed after him.  But he was first.  Always […]

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Money in the mailbox

I opened my mail the other day and found a credit card application from Barclays Bank.  I was about to throw it away but decided to check it out first.  Guess what? I applied for the card and now I’ll receive $200!  Hmmm . . . you’re thinking there must be a catch?  Well me […]

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The red button

Last Sunday afternoon, I sat in a NYC rehearsal studio for 3 hours and listened to my brother’s band.  He had written some new songs and they were trying out different arrangements for guitar and keyboards. When they’re satisfied they’ll record the final versions. “Maybe a B major on this transition?”  On another song, “let’s […]

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Somewhere between fun and fear

A few days ago I made a skydive with a 189 square foot canopy. When I first started jumping, I used a 260 and have gradually downsized since then. But each time I use a smaller canopy I’m nervous all over again. The general rule is that smaller canopies go faster. More experienced jumpers use […]

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