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Sleeping on the Job: What I have been doing for the last 18 months

Some people are having problems with the links.  They work for me.  Here they are.  The announcement is http://www.prweb.com/pdfdownload/12315891.pdf The web site is http://www.sommetrics.com About 18 months ago, I started on a surprising adventure.  I thought I was basically done with business, although I was still very much in love with technology.  Now I am … Continue reading

Apple

The Apple Watch

It is now several weeks since Apple announced the Apple Watch (formerly known as the iWatch). Normally, I have strong opinions on tech products as soon as they are announced or at least a few days later when I can read reviews of those that got hands on access to the products. This time is clearly an exception. I still don’t know what I think about the Apple Watch over all. Continue reading

Israel / Middle East

The Syrian Strategy: How the USA, Russia and Israel collaborated to keep Assad in power

More than a year ago, Israeli diplomats engaged the Americans in a discussion about the situation in Syria. Obama had already issued his “red line” warning about the use of chemical warfare by the Assad regime. Then Assad when ahead and gassed his own people in the tradition of his neighbor, Iraq. Obama was not only concerned about this act but also concerned that these weapons could end up in the hands of Islamic Terrorist and be used against American targets and allies. Russia, on the other hand, wanted to keep Assad in power as he was one of the few world leaders over which Russia still had influence. Israel, who knew more about what was going on in Syria than any other country including Syria, did not want to see Assad go. He was the devil they knew.
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