Saturday, August 08, 2015


I have been traveling all over Europe the last several weeks meeting with our clients and visiting with old childhood friends.

My friend from childhood John G. and I really like Amsterdam, and I have been there many times over the last ten years and also to visit most of the cities of the Netherlands.

Some of the reasons I suggest starting any European holiday in Amsterdam is the fantastic history which you can easily find on the Internet.

The kind and helpful nature of the people and the fact that they speak English is another excellent reason to start your trip in Amsterdam.
One minor frustration for USA citizens who like American style black ice tea, is that all over Europe they drink sweat ice tea that is flavored with lemon or now they also offer peach. We we make our own black non sweat ice tea fresh, and it is work to explain to the different waiters and waitresses what our requirements are.
So we just show them the following picture.

Saturday, August 01, 2015


Wayne Gretzky is probably the greatest athlete that ever lived. I am not a hockey fan, I just make this statement based on the fact he was so supremely dominant in his sport. Wayne Gretzky set even more records than Michael Jordan has in basketball, or any football or baseball player, etc. Below is his highlight video and he is very nice down to earth gentleman that I see and talk with in Thousand Oaks, CA and Westlake Village, CA. 
The last time I saw him was at lunch at Tuscany restaurant, and it was very funny because at I did not see Wayne, I just saw his wife Janet Jones and I thought she was the famous female comedian  Chelsea Handler.