Sunset Lake

I’m launching this blog now that I’m working part-time after being buried in my legal career for over 35 years and battling cancer for the past few. I plan to periodically write short pieces spanning an array of subjects, including:

  • Lessons learned practicing law, advising clients through difficult straits, and grappling with serious medical problems, as well as dealing with the challenges and enjoying the advantages of aging.
  • My two cents on politics, news events, and the media.
  • Profiles of some fascinating people – from prominent business leaders and doctors, to recent immigrants forging their way.
  • Some reflections on life, history, and the world around us.


Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. I look forward to your comments, and would appreciate your sharing any posts you find worthy on your social networks.

Featured Post

Books That Moved Us – Friends Write Back

In my recent post listing a number of books I’ve read and loved over the past few years, I asked readers to recommend books that have moved them. In response I’ve gotten a bunch of recommendations, which couldn’t have come at a better time. Given that we’re all locked...

Subway Diary #3: Life Underground in the Age of Corona

This certainly isn’t an entry I could have imagined writing as the third installment of my Subway Diary--an ode to my love of the New York City subways. But what a difference a few weeks can  make— and not just for Joe Biden and Bernie. The heretofore...

Subway Diary # 2: The Underground Banjo Player

This is the second in a series of Subway Diary entries: snapshots of life’s noteworthy experiences underground in NYC. The events described here took place in late January as I zig-zagged my way around Manhattan on crowded subways before COVID-19 restricted my ability...
Butcher Shop

My Short Career In The Meat Business

It wasn’t my first job in the meat business. My short career in the industry began in the summer of 1968.

Battling Cancer

Battling Cancer: Restructuring and Enjoying Your New Life

While I certainly wouldn’t have wished for cancer, I’m happy with my “new life,” and don’t pine for the old one.

Trusted Advisor

How To Become A Trusted Advisor

Young professionals in a wide array of fields will have the opportunity to become a trusted advisor.