Monday, June 29, 2009

Saul's Birth Day Photo

The Burlington Free Press did a feature for Father's Day, 1980. We agreed to allow a reporter and photographer to visit our home in Winooski, where as luck would have it, Saul would soon be born.
This was the cover of the Vermonter section on birthing options published on Sunday, June 15, 1980. Here is scan of the article in several pieces, named homebirth*.jpg.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jan van der Ende Visits Burlington

After a 20-year electronic friendship, Jan and I finally met in person. He has worked with ASEBA materials in the Netherlands as a researcher and distributor. June 2009 was the occasion of a big ASEBA conference in Burlington, and Jan attended, along with researchers from all over the world. These are people whose names I had known, but had met only a few. I'm sorry that Linda and I were out of town for all but the last day of the conference. Jan and I took the afternoon to ride out to the "Cut" on the Colchester Causeway.

So what is the etymology of "causeway?" It has to do with heels and sheep.
Here is a photo from an earlier visit to the Causeway.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ken's Good Ride Around De Kalb

We made it to De Kalb through a pretty good rain around Chicago.

Ken took me for a ride this morning. We went to the outskirts of Sycamore and then past Oak Crest, where Ted Rodd spent the end of his life.

Yesterday we took a 3 hour break in Kinderhook, MI. Linda went for a walk and I took a ride.
Since I didn't know where I was going, I called her whenever I made a turn. This turned out to be a bad idea. She was not enjoying playing support. Next time I'll do and out-and-back while she walks.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Postcard from Wolf

Sol Krongelb has a postcard dated December 13, 1912, from my great-grandfather Wolf Jacobowitz to his son, my grandfather Elias Jacobowitz at 7 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NY. This is the address of the cigar store Elias managed with his brothers.

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The return address is 112-14 E. 111th Street, NYC. Pretty far from the Lower East Side. The text is in Yiddish. The language is formal, in that Wolf signs his full name.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

le Tour de l'Île de Montréal 2009

Four days of great weather. We rode from South Hero to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu on the first day. Then to Granby by way of Bromont and Yamaska Provincial Park on Day 2.
Day 3 took us to Chambly (see the rapids, fort, and canal) and then to Longueuil, where there is a bike/ped ferry that takes you to downtown Montreal. We rode up the hill to the Crown Plaza, which is right on the route of le Tour de l'Île de Montréal.

(I left my fanny pack with wallet, money, id, and passport at a rest stop and I had a serious panic before Charlene called and confirmed that the support folks found it.)

From Vermontreal 2009

All my photos:
Vermontreal 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Saul and the Beatles

Saul works at Harmonix, the publisher of RockBand, in Audio Quality Assurance.
He is now free to reveal what he has been working on:

beatles game trailer

Saul J

9:17 AM (12 hours ago)

it's official.

Saul Jacobowitz
address and contact elided.