On a personal note

As you may have noticed, I took the summer off from my blogging though I will be resuming my occasional posts after Labor Day. I have been working on an exciting new project which I hope to be able to share details of in the coming months. I have also been preparing to return this fall to teaching at New York University’s Schack Institute for Real Estate. I will once again be offering the capstone course in the development concentration.

In addition, it’s been a summer of moves for our family. Our oldest daughter, Ellen, received her master’s degree from the University of Nebraska in quilt studies. She has moved to the Cleveland area and is the sales and marketing manager for Original Sewing and Quilt Expo which holds shows across the country each year. Our younger daughter, Annie, recently relocated from Boston to Baltimore where she is beginning a master’s programĀ in public health policy at Johns Hopkins. Our youngest, Nick, just returned from a summer of traveling across the length and breadth of the United States helping manage Kick It 3V3′s soccer tournaments. This weekend he will be returning to Skidmore College for his senior year.

We ended our summer with the entire family gathered last weekend in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to celebrate Sally’s mother’s 90th birthday party. Marian is a remarkable woman who lives in the same house she raised her family in and is an active member of her community. It was inspiring to meet so many of her lifelong friends and neighbors during the birthday festivities.

Nick, Ellen and Annie in Hershey, PA