My dad's retirement is big news! (Newsflash! He's even considered legendary! Scroll down toward the bottom of the page...)
Chicago's loss is California's gain! Hooray!
The article states that my dad had been a boxer. It doesn't mention that his brief shining moment as a boxer came when he was a kid. His boxing name was "Jaw Breaker Bransky" (this was before he changed his last name to Brandeis.) He was only involved in one backyard match, but it was legendary: he knocked out "Seven Round Lieber" in the eighth round.
The article also doesn't mention how my dad's experience in WWII affects his perspective on the current war in Iraq. I've written an essay about this. Maybe I'll post it here soon.