Dark Times

Dear Pop, All is well here on the West Coast but I’m sure you’ve seen the news regarding the bank closures. There is still a sense of shock and one of gloom. People are rightly nervous, but I have hope that things will work out. There were blizzard warnings, but nothing compared to what Buffalo […]

The Ides of March

Dear Junior, I hope all is well. Everyone here is doing well, but we’ve noticed how fast time is moving these days. Soon the middle of March will be upon us.  Well, there was not much of a winter this year here in the Big Apple, but I don’t want to speak too soon and […]

Trying Times

Dear Pop, My apologies for the late response but work has been brutally busy since the year started. The workload is heavy but steady, and at the end of the day I am grateful to be employed. But there are some days that are not for the faint at heart. Things are well here; the […]

Failed Lessons

Dear Junior, Don’t worry, your mother and I know that you are busy at work and with other things. The main thing is that you’re safe and sound.  How have you been doing? I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the holidays, we did too, and New Year’s Eve passed peacefully here. I don’t recall […]

Time Flies

Dear Pop, I apologize for the long delay in writing back to you. The year has started off good here, but it has been unbelievably busy. Time moves exponentially faster these days. I guess it’s a reminder to slow down at times and enjoy the moment. Yes! I put a tree and kept the holiday […]

New Beginnings

Dear Junior, I hope you enjoyed your first Christmas in California. I apologize for the late reply, things have been so busy here in New York, and time does fly. Thanks for checking in with your mother, you know she worries about you and hearing your voice on Christmas Day gave her a huge sense […]

Full Speed Ahead

Dear Pop, Sorry for the late reply but work has been a bit busy lately. How are you and how is everyone else doing? All is quiet on the West Coast, just another day of beautiful weather and a great sunset in California. Cyber-attacks have skyrocketed lately so I’ve been putting in more hours shoring […]

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Dear Son, I’m happy to hear you learned a lot of things during your trip to L.A. and I agree that in life we learn as we go through it. And believe me, it doesn’t matter what age you are, there is always something new to learn. Your experiences also show that we can learn […]

Unusual Teachers

Dear Pop, I’m happy to hear that Thanksgiving went well. I had a great time here as well. Jean and Arthur are amazing hosts. You’re still breaking chops but don’t worry I didn’t eat them out of house and home! I admit it felt strange being in a warm climate for the day, I’m so […]


Dear Son, Your mother and I hope this letter finds you well. I was surprised at the election results, and I also noticed that extremism was mostly discarded. Of course, it will not go quietly and protecting democracy is an urgent battle right now. No matter which party we belong to or none, the country […]