Two blocks from Washington Square Park. Walking down Thompson. Turn left. Two buildings down. 147 Bleeker Street. Definitely NOT bleak.
Continue reading The Bitter End
Two score and two years ago. Yes, it was that important that I can invoke the memory of the Gettysburg Address, one of the finest speeches ever made. I met Sam 42 years ago. He was a young man then (and I was a kid).
Continue reading The Ides of March- plus 2
Yesterday, I spoke about my trip to New York City for an art exhibition.
Continue reading Original
Those of you who have visited my home (for Shabat dinner? for a holiday party?) or just read my blog routinely know that I LOVE art. My home is replete with paintings, drawings, sculptures, and crafts. Dali, Max, Erte, Agam, Egbi, Imber are among the many different artist’s compositions hanging on my walls, in cabinets, or on the floor.
Continue reading Art on Paper
Almost 6 decades ago, folks could have told me to shut up. (OK. They did. I didn’t listen. I still don’t.)
Continue reading Don’t tell her no, no, no!
No. I am not worried about the “unlucky” number 13 that is today’s secular date. (It is also Shushan Purim, 15 Adar.) I’m worried that many of you have forgotten that the rules have changed.
Continue reading Uh-Oh.
Saturday night starts a great holiday for me- Purim. (Purim means “Lots”- as in the lottery. But, it was only after a few twists and turns that we managed to eke out a win with this lottery.) My family tradition adds on a second day- Shushan Purim, the name for the second day; most Ashkenazi Jews rarely celebrate it- for them, it’s a one day holiday.
Continue reading Tomorrow Night… What a night!
Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA, is a polymath whose interests span chemical engineering, medicine, biotechnology, business, management, among other areas. Among his inventions/developments: hemodialyzer, dialysate, neurosurgical drill, respiratory inspirometer, colon electrolyte lavage, urinary catheters, cardiac catheters, water reuse systems, drinking water systems, ammonia degrading microbes, toxic chemical reduction via microbes, on-site waste water treatment systems, electronic health care information systems, bookkeeping and accounting programs, among many others.