PROJECT COMPLETE: I've Finished Selling My Mom's Real Estate Portfolio

PROJECT COMPLETE: I’ve Finished Selling My Mom’s Real Estate Portfolio

In addition to the emotional consequences, my mom’s death in April 2015 put a big workload onto my plate–including managing and liquidating her portfolio of 15 real estate properties. That has proven to be one of the most complicated and…

Newly Listed: Well-Located Palm Springs Condo

Newly Listed: Well-Located Palm Springs Condo

Our latest listing is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Palm Springs. This condo has played an especially important role in my life. When I lived in LA from 1985-94, I would frequently visit this condo on weekends and…

Newly Listed: Dreamy Santa Barbara Riviera Home With Views You'll Never Forget

Newly Listed: Dreamy Santa Barbara Riviera Home With Views You’ll Never Forget

My mom owned numerous beautiful homes over her lifetime–homes that many of us would classify as “dream homes.” Among this elite collection of real estate, her Santa Barbara home remains my clear all-time favorite. It wasn’t the largest home she…

Newly Listed: Fabulous Los Altos House In Incredible Location

Newly Listed: Fabulous Los Altos House In Incredible Location

In 2014, my mom relocated from Sacramento to Los Altos to help our family cope with Lisa’s cancer. (As I’ve mentioned before, the plan unfortunately didn’t work out as we’d hoped). Given her situation, most people would have expected my…

Announcing the Helen B. and Lewis E. Goldstein Scholarship Fund

Announcing the Helen B. and Lewis E. Goldstein Scholarship Fund

We’re pleased to announce a new scholarship fund, the Helen B. and Lewis E. Goldstein Scholarship Fund. Helen and Lew were my mom Gail Schlachter’s parents (i.e., my grandparents), who died in 1984 (Lew) and 1988 (Helen). Before her death,…

Remarks From Gail Schlachter's Induction Into the California Library Hall of Fame (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

Remarks From Gail Schlachter’s Induction Into the California Library Hall of Fame (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

Last month, my mom, Gail Schlachter, was inducted into the California Library Hall of Fame. The text from her CLA induction page: Driven by a commitment to identify information needs and to create resources to meet those needs, Dr. Gail…

Newly Listed: My Mom's "Mountain Home" in the Sierra Foothills

Newly Listed: My Mom’s “Mountain Home” in the Sierra Foothills

I’m continuing to liquidate the real estate portfolio left by my mom’s death. We just listed my mom’s “second home,” which is a little misleading because my mom had several “second” homes. This particular one was a long-time family favorite,…

Memorial For My Mom At The ALA Annual Meeting (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

Memorial For My Mom At The ALA Annual Meeting (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

At the ALA Annual Meeting in San Francisco at the end of June, we had a memorial session for my mom. I think about 100 people showed up. The session started with the current ALA president, Courtney Young, presenting us…

Patricia Schuman's Remembrance of Gail Schlachter Hauser (1943-2015)

Patricia Schuman’s Remembrance of Gail Schlachter Hauser (1943-2015)

This remembrance is from Patricia Glass Schuman, who was President of ALA, 1991-1992; Treasurer of ALA, 1984-1988; and President, Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1976-2011. Pat’s remembrance is a selection from a collection of memories by librarian and publishing colleagues that will be…

Dimi Berkner's Eulogy For My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

Dimi Berkner’s Eulogy For My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

At my mom’s memorial service, we asked her long-time friend Dimi Berkner to say some words. Her eulogy: ___ Gail will be honored and celebrated for her fierce dedication to libraries and ALA and for her contribution to reference publishing….