Re: Hello old friends
Thu, 12 Oct 1995 18:04:20 -0400

Hello Everyone,
What fun it was to receive your message and to have my memory jogged a bit.
Was it really twenty years ago that we were in high school?!?!? I'm sure we
don't look any older.

I must say I was very excited about a reunion, and very disappointed to find
out that it was scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend. Unfortunately, I had just
arranged to have my entire family fly out to California for a Thanksgiving
feast. Therefore, I am thrilled to connect with all those who live on or
near the Information Super Highway.

For those who are interested, this is what I have been up to the last few

I completed my Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Stanford Medical School ten years
ago. Since then I have changed careers about 20 times, and I don't intend to
stop changing soon.

I worked as a management consultant for Booz, Allen, and Hamilton. I wrote
two books on the science of cooking which are published by Scientific
American/Freeman Press (The Epicurean Laboratory (for adults) and Incredible
Edible Science (for Kids)). I am happy to say that they have both won some
awards. I ran a software company which developed a multimedia system for
bookstore customers, called BookBrowser. I sold the business a year ago and I
am hoping that the new owners will take it on-line soon. I worked for Compaq
Computer, in California, as a multimedia producer for kid's educational
titles. And now I am back to writing more books. I have two that are
currently in progress. If anyone is interested, I tell you what they are

On a more personal note, I am married (almost ten years) and have a six year
old son named Josh. He has more energy than anyone else I know. I bet you
wonder where he got it....

We live in Portola Valley, California, which is about 2 miles from Stanford
University and 20 miles from San Francisco. (I came out to California on
vacation 15 years ago and never left.)

The only people I keep up with are Tobie (Hi Tobie!!) and Claire Thorson.
Claire lives in Santa Cruz, California and is an artist. She has traveled all
over the world, and recently lived with her husband at the Tasajara Zen
Center in the Carmel Valley for five years.

I also kept in close touch with David Garfinkel, who was one class ahead of
us. He unfortunately died about ten years ago of AIDS. I still miss him alot.

I would love to get more news about others in our class. Does anyone else
live out here in California? Perhaps, we can have a reunion west.

Let's keep in touch...