Bernie, this is Philip Meguire; I was one year behind you at Bethlehem Catholic. I clearly recall your face and voice back in the day. My brother Jacques was Mike's age. Only today did I read your father's Morning Call obit. My foolish father was a satisfied client of your sagacious father. I love to tell people about your father and Vonnegut.My father died 20 years ago, age 74. My mother just turned 89 and is in a nursing home near my sister.I worked for the Steel 1973-74, and have spent a lot of time on the internet mulling over tribute videos and art photographs of the abandoned mills. Martin Towers was built while I was attending Becahi. I read that it has been vacant since the turn of the century.I left the Lehigh Valley in 1974 to attend to the University of Chicago. Bethlehem prepared me well for gritty Chicago, the City on the Make of immense diversity. I spent 21 years there off and on, getting 3 degrees. In 1995, I married a nonCatholic woman from Oregon--Idaho, and moved my career to New Zealand, where I've taught college economics for 18 years. I have a 12 year old daughter Gabrielle. Since 2010, I teach law and economics, mainly an intro to contracts and property from the point of view of academic economics. 55% of my students are law students and they are the best students of my career.Jacques, who was a better student than I was, became a coporate lawyer on the 80th floor of the Sears Tower in Chicago. This lifestyle led to a midlife crisis, one that led him out of his childless marriage and into a Trappist monastery in central France. He took permanent vows last July.I'm on Facebook. You and Mike are most welcome to contact me via the EMail I am about to give you, which is registered under a pseudonym. Feel entirely free to delete this comment once you've read it.
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