On almost dying… again…

April 7, 2019 was supposed to be an ordinary day. 18 of us set out to do the longest bike ride I had ever done. The name of the event was “Port to Port.” I thought that meant going from one bay over many hours to a different bay. Actually, the lighthearted people who...

Getting to the Top

Why would a businessman almost 60, whose only sport had been tournament chess, decide to climb Kilimanjaro, 19,863 feet, the highest peak in Africa? Here’s the story. Rick, my best male friend, got me hooked on ocean kayaking. Over several years we had kayaked in Baja...

Where to invest?

“San Diego apartment buildings are outrageously expensive! The cash flow is wretched. What do you think about going to the 40 other states with dramatically higher cash flow and lower prices?” The experienced landlady was asking me whether her son should use his...

Public Issues: California’s Housing Shortage

You can’t have a conversation about the housing situation in California today without the words “shortage” or “crisis.” National media love to write about our “astronomical” housing prices and rents. Unfortunately, the crisis is real, and Californians don’t seem to...