Archive for July, 2012

Multivariate Exploratory Data Analysis

Posted on July 24, 2012 by

Apartments in Santa Monica in the early 1980s were hard to find.  Residents had recently voted-in a strict rent control ordinance which limited increases on existing tenants and prevented landlords from raising rents when apartments changed hands.  It was a radical re-balancing of power in this cozy coastal community but it was also cramping the [...]

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A Dads Guide to Divorce

Posted on July 17, 2012 by

I started writing a book ten years ago about being a divorced dad.  Conceived as a guide for men in similar circumstances, I wanted to make a few key points. Above all, that it’s critically important in a failed marriage for dad to immediately turn his attention to the kids. Dads face a particular challenge, [...]

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Irv’s Top Secrets

Posted on July 5, 2012 by

My father’s first wife cheated on him while he was serving in Italy in World War II.  He was an airplane mechanic and sergeant with the 9th Air Force which invaded Sicily in the summer of 1943.  I assume he worked on the P-40 Fighters which had flown over from Tunisia. He spoke very little [...]

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