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Trump And His Connection To Europe’s History, A Danish Perspective

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in BLOG

Henrik Rasmussen, March 11, 2021 Henrik Rasmussen is a Cardiologist trained in Denmark. He and his wife Britta hold dual citizenships. They became U.S. citizens in 2004 and have been neighbors of ours both in Florida and Maryland and good friends. Henrik has been the Chief Medical Advisor for a number of newly established pharmaceutical companies that later went public. The most recent was San Francisco headquartered Allakos, Inc. which he joined in 2017. Prior to that he was the Chief Medical officer for ZS Pharma, Coppell, Texas, from 2009 to 2016. Henrik, now 62, was a member of Denmark’s national youth soccer team, has written two novels, and is a student of history. On a personal note he is one of the brightest, best informed, and open men I know. The article he has written below is Dr....

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A Trip to Cooperstown with Cal Ripken, Jr. – July 2014

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in BLOG

This year marks the 75th year of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the weekend of July 25th, 2014 most certainly memorable for the inductees: Frank “Big Hurt” Thomas, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre. Very memorable for me too as Cal Ripken, Jr. invited me to join him knowing that the only way this could work was if he “carried my bags”. I had recently come off colon surgery and was under serious orders from the surgeon and my wife Elaine to lift nothing. Cal did this with good humor and grace. As one can imagine, this weekend at Cooperstown was a great experience at every level- whether simply walking through town while Cal rode his bike 25 miles around the lake, having lunch on Saturday at the Blue Mingo or...

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Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation – August 2014

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in BLOG

CAL RIPKEN, SR. FOUNDATION (CRSF)   Cal, Vi, and Bill Ripken opening a CRSF turf field at the Aberdeen Boys and Girls Club, August 11, 2014. This field was named after Vi Ripken to honor her long time volunteer work at this club on behalf of youth. It was the 25th CRSF turf field to opened in disadvantaged neighborhoods across the United States. Many more will follow. The Foundation was started by Cal and Bill to honor the memory and legacy of their father. Both are heavily involved. CAL RIPKEN, JR.’S Hall of Fame Induction speech before an estimated 85,000 people (Cal and Tony Glynn were inducted) reflects well a lesser known side of Cal- he is thoughtful, caring, highly analytical, and focuses both on the big picture and the relevant details. His speech is quite unique in HOF...

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