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Yair Lahav

12 May 2002

While being one of the newest forum member, I probably am the oldest one around here. When I started programing we had to walk inside the computer and resoldering the wires... And I wrote my thesis about the optical properties of the glass platters that, at those times, we thought would be the carrying substance of the future CD ROMs...

Having resided in several countries, now I live in Pennsylvania. In contrast to my original training, for the last few years I have been working as a consultant in medicolegal issues and medical business administration.

Japan has been a paramount interest for me since early childhood. So has been music (primarily but not exclusively classical). I read voraciously and everything: literature, essays, news, Internet sites, what not. Since all these leave me with plenty of spare time (who the heck needs to sleep anyway), I spend my evenings with three huge Clydesdale horses (and a Sicilian mini-donkey). Not mentioning an assortment of dogs...

Doozoo yoroshiku

what an impressive curriculum! So you literally know computers inside out...

I am very glad you visit and contribute to these boards, especially in regard to your limited spare time. Welcome once again.
Hi Yair and Welcome !

Are you from a Scandinavian country?

Your life sounds interesting and varied. I can't even imagine how much those Clydesdales eat ! Or do they graze exclusively? No, that doesn't sound reasonable. And the Sicilian mini-donkey....how mini? Does he/she get along with your Clydesdales? I'm a cat person myself.

I was in medical sales for 13 years. If you're doing consultant work in medicolegal issues, does that mean you have legal training too.

Wow, I didn't mean to be so nosy, buy your post sounded so interesting.
>>what an impressive curriculum<<

Sometimes I think a seven digit bank account balance would be more impressive...;)

Thanks for the kind welcome!
Hi Barbara,

No, I have nothing to do with Scandinavia personally (except liking Danish open-face sandwiches and Iceland ponies).

Concerning our mares, well, they eat quite a lot. The daily ratio is about a bale and a half of hay, two scoops of sweet feed (oats), 17 gallons of water, three peppermint LifeSavers and one or two of my fingers (if I am too slow to give them their bedtime treat). And no, your assumptions about grazing IS realistic - but it would require at least 1.5 acres of good pasture per horse.

Mini-donkeys are truly small. You may look at some of the pictures on the following website: http://www.qis.net/~minidonk/donktext.htm

Medicolegal consulting usually requires a team of attorneys, physicians, business administration specialists and insurance professionals. A single person's expertise is not sufficient any more for the task.
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Wow, I've never heard of miniature donkeys, and the pics were great. I've heard of and seen the shetland pony range, but donkeys, no!😌

As for the Clydesdales, well, what can I say except a breed of horse that I have only seen on tv? If you have any pics and you can post, please do yair,🙂

As for the title of this thread, I must disagree. We are all spring chickens here, lolol

but I'm sure your as valuable as a rare fossil,
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Honestly, Debs, you're really gifted, as you always seem to find the right words (I wanted to object to the term "fossil" too)!

Just stopped me from launching a paleontological forum section.

Truly impressive. No wonder why I'm always impressed with your postings here at the forum.

My mother grew up in North East and our family grave is just on the outskirts of it. Hmmm ... I wonder where my bones will be layed?

Now that's a horse. I used to love seeing them at the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) in Toronto. They were part of the Carlsberg beer exhibit. Too bad I was too young to take part in that part :)


Spring chicken? Hihihi, hehehe - even lolol.

In re horsey pics, I must send them you in private because they are much bigger than the maximal file size set by the forum.

Carlsberg, shmarlsberg... What do those guys know about Clydesdales... You should have come to the Royal Ontario Show when WE exhibited our mares! (and got a measly seventh place, darn it).

Concerning your question where to lay your bones: the most practical solution is to lay bones (plus skin, muscles, internal organs, etc) in a bed, or if in Japan, halfway between the shikibuton and the kakebuton. Do not ever try to lay your bones separately from other parts of your anatomy: beside being rather painful it is quite unesthetical!
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