Out Negotiated By Iran

19 Apr

Over the weekend, I was part of multiple discussions regarding President Obama’s Nuclear Framework Agreement with Iran.  My stance is the deal does not go far enough, let alone Iran and the US have serious differences in what was agreed. … Read More »

Pesach Sameach and Happy Easter!

3 Apr

The Spring holiday weekend is nearly upon us.  Last year at this season, we were approaching life on a week by week basis.  It looked like Susie might be finishing up blood treatments for kickstarting her bone marrow’s production of platelets.  I was … Read More »

Astrocytoma Genomics

26 Mar

I’ve been reading lots of articles regarding new developments in terms of brain cancer treatment.  Most allude to the different genetic types of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) tumors, but none have really delved into what these mutations are/ mean.  So, I … Read More »

Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

11 Mar

With my recent travels, I had the opportunity to start a new book called ‘Nomad: From Islam to America‘.  It is written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who authored in 2008 a bestseller book called ‘Infidel‘.  I had heard about both books … Read More »

Carpet Bombing Brain Cancer

25 Feb

During the middle of February, Susie and I traveled to MD Anderson for her cancer appointments.  As I’ve mentioned in the past, we are alternating every two months between two neuro-oncologist (one in Houston and one in Austin).  Her appointment in … Read More »

First step in dreams coming true

14 Feb

This month marks a major milestone for me.  I have just joined IBM’s Watson Group.  I will be focusing on cognitive computing solutions for Healthcare and Life Sciences.  Combining my professional passion around software engineering with my personal interest in oncology … Read More »

Revolving around the patient

1 Feb

Over the last 5-10 years, I have delivered and coached teams using Agile practices.  One of the tenets, that Steve Denning touches on in his More On Why Managers Hate Agile article, is “The customer is the center of the … Read More »

Islamists In Our Schools

30 Jan

Earlier this week, a resolution sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) passed calling for the University of California at Davis to divest from “corporations that aid in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and illegal settlements in Palestinian territories.” … Read More »

Who’s The Racist?

19 Jan

With the rise in Antisemitism in Europe and Radical Islamic Terrorism around the world, I recently had the distinct pleasure of being called a racist.  I was naturally quite offended, and I feel the accusation is both unwarranted and rude. … Read More »

Today’s Evil

9 Jan

These last couple of days have been nothing but shocking and downright sad for the Western World. I am referring to the terrible Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, where 12 people were killed by Muslim Terrorists. I have been trying … Read More »

The Global Demonization of Israel

5 Dec

There is a great article in the Weekly Standard by Lee Smith who interviews Joshua Muravchik related to his latest publication, Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel.  You can find the article at: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/heres-how-world-turned-against-israel_820532.html There are … Read More »