Purpose and Overview

As I move into my eighty-second year, I’ve been doing quite a bit of reflection about my life, and I’m enjoying the process very much. Memories can be the treasure or the curse of old age and thank God; mine are bringing me much joy. After fifty-five years...

Conversations with Myself

As I reflected on my most memorable conversations, one came to mind that I had not thought about for many years. It was a conversation that I had with myself. A little personal history will set the stage for why this internal conversation was so crucial for my life....

Conversation with God about San Francisco

Conversation with God about San Francisco      We will get to my conversation with God later, but first a short history of my involvement in San Francisco preceding it.  Walter Hoadley was the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia when he was recruited...

Conversation on the Subway

I’ve calculated that in thirty-plus years, I drove to San Francisco at least 850 times. I was in the financial district every other week for three days, meeting with individuals and a number of groups. I stayed with close friends in the suburbs, and it amazes me...