Posts Tagged 'San Francisco'

San Francisco on the Water

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Aug 212011

San Francisco, CA Aging Israelis like me are very fond of the song San Francisco on the Water [1]. We actually melt when we hear Arik Einstein sing it. His golden voice brings back to our hearts precious memories of what we call Good Old Israel: being in harmony with ourselves, with one another and with the mission. In our youth we did not need the inspiring words of JFK – we were really really really asking what we could do for our country. I am literally sitting at this very moment on the water in San Francisco. I am sure I look absolutely lost to the world. I did not have the time to Read more

Aug 202011

San Francisco, CA. Believe you me – they don’t come any better than that. A morning to die for, or, even better, to live for. I have spent the better part of this gorgeous morning on the phone trying to reason with various Orbitz and JetBlue service/sales reps. Each one of them was courteous, professional and really really really trying to help me.  However, things did not add up between these service representatives, the numerous systems they use (“Please wait one minute, Sir – I need to access another system”) and, may I say, my “legitimate” travel needs.  Actually, I am under a fairly stern warning from one of the JetBlue service reps that I Read more

May 062011

Since October of last year I have been spoiled rotten by an engagement in San Francisco. The client is great to work with, JetBlue flies non-stop from AUS to SFO, I have a view of the Golden Gate bridge from my hotel room and I really enjoy Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony. The only complaint I have is that I added a few pounds due to the eclectic cooking of San Francisco restaurants. Not a bad way to make a living… As car rental and parking rates in San Francisco are murderously high, I subscribed to zipcar. I am now able to pick a car for a few hours and meet with Read more