My passions include tennis, bike riding and swimming. I also enjoy attending concerts (both classical and popular), art museums , and sporting events. I enjoy travelling and have recently spent 2 weeks touring Israel and gone on biking trips to the San Yuan Islands and the Grand Canyon. I am an active participant in the finacial markets and a long time reader of the Wall Street Journal. I have three grown daughters and two grandsons (both of whom I am giving tennis lessons). I have a Ph.D. in engineering and enjoy technical challenges. I also have strong spiritual feelings and actively support many Jewish and secular causes.