I’m a husband (happily married to the same woman for 50 years), the proud father of two terrific kids, and the super-proud grandfather of four even more terrific grandchildren. I’m a retired Wall Street senior executive (and, no, we’re not all greedy monsters) and the author of two books on finance. I’ve also taught courses in finance around the world (in the US, Indonesia, Russia and Malaysia). My political inclinations are decidedly libertarian and my philosophical leanings are well within the analytic tradition. I love books, theatre, fine food and wine, travel, politics, philosophy and economics – not necessarily in that order – and I enjoy talking about those subjects and writing about them. And now that I’m comfortably retired, I find myself in the fortunate position of being able to indulge at least two of those passions - theatre and travel - in this blog by commenting on the shows I’ve seen and the trips I’ve taken (with occasional forays into other areas).