Category Archives: In Memoriam


It did not take long for political jockeying to begin following yesterday’s passing of RBG. Republicans want to confirm a new Justice now, Democrats later. Our country’s political system and the balance of power between its branches was a bold … Continue reading

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Dominique Markowicz

My cousin Dominique Debora Markowicz was born July 17, 1958 in Liège, Belgium, sixty years ago today.  She was three years younger than me. On December 15, 1973, at the age of 15, Dominique very sadly passed away in a … Continue reading

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The Joys of Genealogy

I have always wondered about my family. About their lives back in Poland in the 1700’s and the 1800’s, about their large families, the economic and religious challenges.  I started getting interested in genealogy about 17 or 18 years ago … Continue reading

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Four Minutes of Perfection…

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My Father

My Family Roots My great grandfather, Mendel Markowicz, was born in Zdunska Wola, Poland, and died there at the age of 52. Mendel was married to Chana Goldberg, born in Kalisz, Poland (see my post on the Kalisz Statute)  on … Continue reading

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July was a tough month…

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I was scheduled to visit my mom on July the 10th in Belgium, but I had to rush there on the 5th because she was brought to the hospital with a bad infection.  The prognosis was not very good for … Continue reading

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Herbert Pagani

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Herbet Pagani was one of my favorite singers in the 1973-76 period… I had a chance to meet him at the Palais Chaillot in Paris in 1976 during a rehearsal of his show Megalopolis. Continue reading

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Rusty Dail

Rusty was a young man who just graduated from UVA and worked with me on two projects in Denver, CO and in Hong Kong. He went passed away from leukemia at age 33. Continue reading

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Aaron Mak

Aaron Mak was my client for a 10-month project at the port of Hong Kong. He was bright and generous. He became CEO of Hutchison’s Shanghai Operations, but passed away of cancer too soon. Continue reading

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