77, born in Havana, Cuba
His father fought in the Russian Revolution,
hopped a boat, ended up in Cuba instead of the US,
met Gramma, had dad.
Hauled water in buckets when water shortages hit.
Lost many in the Holocaust.
Emigrated through Miami in 1947
Grew up in Brooklyn
Went to Abraham Lincoln High School
Went to City College of New York.
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.
Played soccer in high school, competed in college Olympic style weight lifting events
ran marathons and still lifts.
Studied at Berkeley.
Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Davis.
Worked at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in Livermore, California
Retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after 34 years.
Figured the meltdowns in Japan a month and a half before TEPCO admitted it.
We play chess by Email
We debate economics, philosophy, politics, ethics and religion.
He wrote a play for 11 years,
dealing with biblical inaccuracies and Spinoza's philosophy.
We are supposed to talk every Friday night
He needs new knees
He worries about his kids
George Hartzman's Great Grandfather on Mom's side,
who was a Rabbi in Poland was shot in front of his house by a Nazi
in front of my Great Grandmothers mushroom stand.
Video below, one minute
Likes to paint nude women.
Reads a lot and collects used books
Drives cars into the ground
Still exercises almost everyday
Loves his grandchildren
Worries about his activist son.
Happy Fathers Day