My father has a blog

Fred egged him on and now my father has a blog.  Truth is my father has always had a lot to say.  I could say a lot of things about my Dad but the one thing that I find incredibly impressive is that he is probably one of the most tech saavy 70 years old that I know.  Not that I know that many 70 year olds but my Dad is all over the latest and greatest in technology.  Gotta love it. 

This is his first post.  Gives you a little insight into the man himself….starting with the name of the blog.

February 7, 2010

Introduction of Louis P. Solomon

name is Louis P. Solomon. I am beginning this blog at the suggestion of
my family. They are all inveterate bloggers with large followings. They
know that I have written on many different subjects for many years and
have strongly encouraged me to express myself in a way that essentially
did not exist 10 years ago. I accept their challenge. Social networking
is a new method of establishing networks for professional and social
contacts and, while retired from previous career, I still am deeply
involved in a large variety of different areas of interest to me.

My writings have focused for many years in several different areas.
I wrote technical reports and technical articles which appeared in
refereed technical journals. At the instigation of my Mother I began to
write books. It was an amazing request, essentially a
bolt-from-the-blue. With her usual tenacity she forced me to write my
first novel (The Third Legacy). More books followed. These books
are non-fiction and fiction. I was approached by the publisher of an
Ezine who requested that I write a monthly column on different topics.
I accepted her offer and have been writing columns for the past 5
years. These columns (called Viewpoints) are on (

While I write and enjoy it, I also run several different businesses. I am the founder of a very unusual consulting company (
which focuses on solving unusual, non-standard problems using
out-of-the-box approaches. My colleagues and I believe that there is no
problem in the management, technical, economic, and administrative
arenas which we cannot solve.

In addition to consulting, I also have founded a publishing company (, give speeches to interested groups ( build web sites for special purposes (,
and operate ham radio (N3EXW): a hobby that I have engaged in since
1957. I use digital modes exclusively (operate mainly on 20 meters)
using PSK31. This is an amazing technology which allows me to connect
to people over most of the world, digitally, using roughly 30 watts of
power. Think about that!

I will be posting comments on this blog frequently. I look forward
to discussions on subjects which are of interest to me as well as
responding to those of you who will make comments. Let me hear from you
as the mood strikes you.

Comments (Archived):

  1. pollski

    So every family has a dark side or something that they are ashamed of or trying to hide. I have enjoyed reading both your blog and Fred’s, as I’m building a social network and enjoy food and travel, you cover almost all the topics I enjoy. (I forgot music, as a son of an opera singer, my dad would be disappointed with me yet again) But today is a sad day as I see you are a product of a ucla grad. I will continue to read your blog but it will not be the same.Thanks,Ryan PollUSC ’93(yes, this email is totally sarcastic, although not during football season)

    1. Gotham Gal

      Ha. Both parents graduated from UCLA although my Mom spent 2 years at Berkely and my Dad went on to MIT to get his masters and then back to UCLA for the phd. Definite CA connections…joanne [email protected]

      1. pollski

        I’m not going to make fun of Cal or MIT!!! If it’s any consolation, you can make fun of me being born in White Plains.

  2. BB

    Everyone in your family seems to have about 18 more hours in the day than the rest of us, or at least that’s what their accomplishments seem to suggest. I’m still reeling from a post of Fred’s that described his taking an average of 10 meetings a day. Suffice it to say your father’s involvements do not read like the activities of your average septuagenarian. And you are no slouch yourself. Rock on!

    1. Gotham Gal

      Thanks for the comments. The desire to approach everything with gusto obviously runs in the family!joanne [email protected]

  3. Cecelia Feld

    Joanne & Louis,70 is the next 50 (maybe 60). I’m sure you know Brad’s dad, Stanley (retired Clinical Endocrinologist) has been writing a blog for the last few years (he’s almost 72) called Repairing The Healthcare System. http://stanleyfeldmdmace.ty… Maybe Louis & Stan could talk about “fixing.” This is a hard to fix system.Congrats and good luck blogging, Louis.