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      Thanks for visiting my new website, My wife Barbara bought me the domain name a while back, and I've thought about doing this for a few years. Now I'm finally taking the plunge as a 75th birthday present to myself.

      The idea here is to pull together into one place the varied activities I've been pursuing since my retirement over a dozen years ago. I still do a few things professionally mostly acting as a mediator, conducting negotiating seminars and programs, and writing articles so I've divided the website into a professional side and a personal side. The personal side has segments from my photographic, musical, writing, public service, and family activities.

      As you'll see, this is very much a work in process; and although I know what I want to include here eventually, there hasn't been time to get it all loaded. So, in places, you'll see reference to a gallery of photos, piano CDs, or family activities, that are "To come". Please check back from time to time I'm intent on having all those blanks filled, as well as adding new material as it's created.

      I invite you to explore each of these segments by clicking on your choice in the column on the left side of this page. Instructions on how to access the various items are contained in each of the sections. You won't be able to download photos, but you can view them in slideshows (which can be paused); you can see short excerpts from the videos; you can listen to all the songs on the CD's although they can't be downloaded; and the stories and articles can be read or saved on your computer and printed out, if you wish. When you're finished with one section and want to see another, come back to this page by clicking on "Home" on the green strip at the top of the section.

      This is a non-commercial enterprise, and if you would like to have a particular CD or DVD, just contact me at, with your postal address, and I'll send it to you at no charge. Similarly, if you see a photo you like, let me know, and I'll print a copy for you. And although this isn't a blog, so you can't post comments on it, I'd be most interested in your reaction just send any comments you have to the above e-mail address, or I'm reachable on my cell phone at 917-856-5846.

Jim Freund