David's Latest Interactions
Posted on: Dec 31, 2020 at 4:11 PM
Barb: I just posted something on Barbara Cartier's page. Now I'm confused: why are you and I not communicating back and forth on YOUR page? Or mine?
Posted on: Dec 08, 2020 at 7:09 AM
Michael: So sorry about your loss. Seems like only yesterday we were all together at Shelly's lovely home in Chicago -- me with Susan (who passed away several years ago) -- celebrating your wedding. I guess all that can be said is, she lived a wonderful life -- especially in her role of making others' lives better -- and I'm not sure why else we were put on this Earth if not to do that.
If you'd like to talk about anything, feel free to give me a call: 800 522-7735. Blessings.
Posted on: Dec 01, 2020 at 10:26 PM
Barbara: Do you know what TIME you were born on, on January 5? I popped out at 4:45 a.m. on January 6, '44. Be interesting to see how many HOURS older than me you are!
Posted on: Nov 30, 2020 at 5:59 PM
Happy Birthday, Barbara! Wish I'd known you were in North Carolina (when did you move there?), since my wife and I lived in Asheville/Black Mountain from 2008 to 2017. Yes, I know: Asheville's not exactly "around the block" from Mint Hill, but, hey: she and I were ALWAYS looking for a new Bojangles to go to (God I miss their BoRounds!)
Anyway, don't think I ever properly apologized for accidentally busting in on you and Steve, 60 years ago, so let me do it now!
Barbara: Never realized how much older you were than me! (David Rives)
Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 at 9:35 AM
Happy Birthday, Stu! Still remember the red-and-white '57 Ford (or was it a '58?)
Happy Birthday! Tell me more about your "TV/film acting school."
Carol: Are you still in publishing?
Posted on: Mar 05, 2019 at 11:13 AM
Where is the article on Steve Lash that everybody's talking about. Can you email it to me at: email@example.com?
Hi, Fishman! Happy Birthday.
You might want to check this out (go to the bottom of page 25): https://www.michjewishhistory.org/assets/docs/Journals/Michigan_Jewish_History_2008_09.pdf
Was Mickey your dad or your uncle? Of course, hadn't your dad already passed away when you and I were in first grade together (1950), or am I way off on that?
Still remember our first (and only?) "date:" having Cheerios in your Birchcrest kitchen that year, on a gorgeous Saturday morning (I think I walked to your house from mine on Stoepel and 6 Mile).
Anyway, hope all is well. You might be seeing and hearing of me a bit in the coming year, so "stay tuned!"
James, Haven't gotten around to updating my Profile, but, was checking where all our classmates are living and noticed that it said only one person was living in Missouri. Well, that's not exactly true, since I happen to be writing this from my house in Liberty!
So, where exactly are you in "Kansas City"?
Posted on: Mar 27, 2018 at 1:23 PM
When someone asks, "What difference can a single teacher make," they might want to reference the following bio -- attributable, if I remember right, to ONE MAN: a Mr. Strepek (or something real close to that name) in 10th-grade chemistry:
Irving W Wainer, Senior Investigator in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute on Aging/NIH received his PhD degree in chemistry from Cornell University and did postdoctoral doctoral studies in molecular biology (University of Oregon) and clinical pharmacology (Thomas Jefferson Medical School). He worked for the US FDA and held positions at St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, at McGill University as Professor in the Department of Oncology, and as a Professor of Pharmacology at Georgetown University. Wainer has published over 350 scientific papers, 10 books, 25 book chapters and holds 11 patents. His awards include: 'A.J.P. Martin Medal' presented by the Chromatographic Society; Doctor HonorisCausa awarded by the Medical University of Gdansk (Gdansk, Poland, 2006), Doctor HonorisCausa awarded by the Department of Medicine, University of Liege (Liege, Belgium, 2012), and the 2013 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Fields of Analytical Chemistry. Wainer's research includes the development of new therapeutic agents for the treatment of congestive heart failure, cancer, pain and depression, many of which are in the later stages of drug development. His laboratory has also continued the development of cellular membrane affinity chromatography technology, and recent work includes the development of columns containing immobilized forms of the breast cancer resistance protein found in cellular and nuclear membranes and mitochondrial membrane columns. Wainer's laboratory has also continued its study of the effect of disease progression and aging on drug metabolism in critically ill and terminal patients. Interview was conducted by Lisa Parks, Assistant Commissioning Editor of Bioanalysis.
Hi, Irv! Cured cancer yet? Got a way to. Give me a call: 800 522-7735
Posted on: Mar 01, 2017 at 1:08 PM
Life's strange arc...
Every time I see your name, it brings back a certain memory:
Long ago, when we were kids, there was a toy store, on 6 Mile, a few doors west of Livernois (i.e., between Livernois and Stoepel, where I lived.)
When I was about 8 years old, I happened to see a walkie-talkie set in that store's window, for $2.98.
Well, I just HAD to have that walkie-talkie, but couldn't figure out a way to accumulate that much money (remember: a loaf of Awrey's bread, at Wrigley's, was just 12 cents back then -- as was the Saturday double-bill at the Varsity Theater!)
Well, as luck would have it, when I mentioned the walkie-talkie set to my mother, she said, "Well, it just so happens the organization that Yetta Saks is affiliated with" (the one associated with your brother, Rikki) is going to be holding a raffle, to raise money. Why don't you sell raffle tickets for her?"
So, I did -- going door-to-door between 6 Mile and Curtis, and between Livernois and Wyoming (or close to it), getting 25 cents for each ticket I sold.
Well, when I sold all the tickets in my little book, I walked home, and tallied up what I had earned -- which was more than enough to buy that walkie-talkie set. Which I did.
Later, just for the hell of it, I tried to figure out how far I had walked, just to buy that walkie-talkie set.
The answer: 11 MILES!!
That's right: a shrimpy little 8-year-old (OK, a chubby little 8-year-old) walking 11 MILES, just to earn enough money to buy something he had seen in a toy store window.
And how many times did I USE that walkie-talkie? Exactly once -- mainly because the two handsets were connected by WIRE, rather than being "radios," so their "range" was limited by the length of that wire, which was so short that you could hear the other person's voice without having to use the walkie-talkie! Not exactly what I had bargained for, when I fell in love with the thing!
Oh well: at least the handsets LOOKED cool -- like something out of Buck Rogers!
BTW, even though I had no physical problem right after my 11-mile walk, the next day my ankles were completely SHOT, and I think I soaked them for about 5 hours, just to be able to WALK again!
Anyway, that's my "Saks Story" and I'm stickin' to it!
Happy Birthday, "Youngster"! (I'm Jan. 6, 1944)