I have been so busy gearing up for the release of my book, Towers of Gold, that I have been too busy to blog.
I have an editorial in today’s Los Angeles Times about the mortgage meltdown. Here are the first few paragraphs:
“It's ironic that, as the mortgage crisis pushed Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc. into bankruptcy and probable demise, the storied finance house couldn't find a savior in its hour of need. Had Lehman turned a similar cold shoulder to
In 1875, when Farmers and Merchants Bank was on the edge of financial collapse, threatening to undermine Los Angeles' fledgling economy, Isaias Hellman, the bank's co-founder and the city's most astute financier, turned for help to a venerable East Coast institution: Lehman Bros.”
I also have been working hard on my website and am happy to report it is finished. You can view it here. Since my last name is so strange and I want people to be able to find me, I had to buy a slew of urls with my name misspelled. So in addition to finding me at www.towersofgold.com and www.francesdinkelspiel.com you can find me at www.francesdinklespiel.com or www.francesdinkelspeil.com or www.francesdinklespeil.com
And to think I could have taken my husband’s last name: