About

Born 1935 in Manhattan, NYC

Named Alan Jonathan Wyman Murphy, now going by the name of Jonathan W. Murphy as the advent of computers has left no room for four names, and uses MI for the second.

Moved from Manhattan to Summit, NJ in 1942 – not by choice, my father’s job at Bell Labs moved there.

Local public schools, then two years at Pingry School (class of ’53). Princeton University, A.B. (psychology) ’57. USNR, OCS then three years active (destroyer duty in the main). Ski bum and itinerant folk singer. IBM computer salesman. Management consultant. Commercial banker. Investment banker. Furniture mover. Carpenter. Truck driver. Computer programmer. Computer consultant. And those are in sequence. Ski Patrolman and Ski Instructor part time during many of those years. Nearly an MBA at NYU’s Stern School nights during banking career, got too busy to finish.

Currently long retired from business, but yet following events closely. Working with wood – making musical instruments (which I play), wood carvings, and wood turnings. Some might say that my intellectual activities are also wood working – they suggest that my brain is also made of wood (and the more critical suggest that it is a petrified forest).

Suffice to say that there may be some breadth of topic on this site.

4 thoughts on “About”

    1. If you click on the About you have to put up with the details. The home page is brief. I’ve had this site since 1995 and still haven’t gotten around to using it actively.

    1. The intent of the site has always been to be a forum for articles rather than personal matters, there was a hope that Murph Says might become a source of wisdom – at least for some. Monique is well aside from the normal aches and pains of age, and is active.

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