Tag: Simon Berry

In September 1998, U. S. President Bill Clinton was in a spot of bother thanks to a controversy about his relationship with a White House intern called Monica Lewinsky. He fell back on his legal training and attempted a defense of his veracity by saying, “it depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.” His […]

The finish line is in sight. This episode will cover the last three courts that I have played: Bayonne, La Bastide Clairance and Radley. I will then throw myself to the mercy of French and English public health bureaucrats for the last three that I haven’t: Urrugne, Bordeaux and Wellington. Covid restrictions will have to […]

The journey continues with a non-tour of the unplayed American courts. Many overseas visitors tour the United States, playing each court in succession over a short period of time and I suppose some Americans do the same, but I never did. Playing lots of courts in short order is more appealing when traveling abroad. We […]

The mortgage meltdown that would tank world financial markets for the second time in less than a decade was still a year away in the fall of 2007. If you are in the investment management business, as I was during those years, you know these things, as they determine when must be at your desk […]