Reflections of a Baby Boomer in Silicon Valley

Jeff Berger — I have recently retired after spending 37 years working and living in the Silicon Valley region of northern California, and lately I have spent a lot of time reflecting on my lucky circumstances. I have a lot of reasons to be grateful for my good luck. First I was lucky to be born in California, the land of milk and honey. The … Continue reading Reflections of a Baby Boomer in Silicon Valley

Who Would Alice Have Voted For?

Jeff Berger — I recently finished a biography called Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker by historian Stacy A. Cordery (Penguin Books, 2008). My interest in the book was inspired my brother Ron’s Wise Guy article on “The Populist and Progressive Traditions in American Politics” (Jan. 7, 2016), and it made me ponder the question of who would Alice … Continue reading Who Would Alice Have Voted For?