The Welcoming Committee

“I’m a great believer in luck and I’ve discovered that the harder the job, the luckier I get”

Stephen Leacock

The next two weeks flew by. Long telephone conversations with the personnel staff at Oz Company; closing down the projects I was working on with Uncle Henry; explanations to family and friends; more phone calls… I now realised how much this change was going to mean for all those close to me, but I’d decided to take the step, and I held my ground.

The first thing I realised when the taxi I’d taken from La Guardia airport was moving through Manhattan was that this was nothing like Kansas.

There were huge avenues the like of which I’d never seen before, buildings which disappeared into the clouds, ...

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