Len was retired. Busy, but retired. He was active in his synagogue, the 92nd Street Y, a local Democratic Club (the East River Democratic Club), writing practice at the New York Society Library. Connecting to children and grandchildren in Westchester County and Brooklyn.
When he started writing Political Notes and Letters, he got busier. Not quite as busy as when he was working, but busier than he had been.
Before retirement. He was Superintendent of the Erving School Union #28 in Massachusetts for twenty-five years. Five small towns. Four little schools – Erving Elementary, Leverett Elementary, Shutesbury Elementary, and the Swift River School serving children from New Salem and Wendell. Schools you would want to send your children to. Great principals. Great teachers. Great places for children.
He was briefly Executive Director of the Northeast Foundation for Children. For more than a decade he was the Founding Director of a teacher and administrator certification program at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton, MA. When asked about his previous work, he says school superintendent.
He and his wife, Marian, have been happily married for more than 50 years. She was a staff attorney for the Massachusetts Appeals Court. His two sons and their families moved to New York after Len and Marian retired to her home town, New York City. Charlie is an attorney. Adam is an urban designer and architect.