Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Rabbi’s Note

Received a wonderful e mail from a Rabbi yesterday. Part of it said “through a colleague I became aware of your work and read both of your novels this week. I was profoundly touched by your obvious dedication to remembering … Continue reading

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Hitler’s Priest

On the flight from Des Moines to Charlotte I sat next to a woman who noticed the book I was carrying,Hitler’s Priest.She stated’my brother is reading that book and is loving it.”I gently informed her that I had written the … Continue reading

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Gifts for others

It is the season of gift giving during Hanukah ,Christmas and other special feasts so I think I would be worthwhile to give out an unusual gift. This one needs no wrapping or special carrier and can be given in … Continue reading

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Torure

I have interviewed many survivors of the Nazi era and I was always struck by the fact that torture and killing were the official policies of theĀ  German government.We did not accept the common retort “that we were only doing … Continue reading

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On the Corner

The last few days my mind has conjured up numerous memories and stories from the past. Names from the past leap into consciousness from the recesses of my brain like Turtle,Ginzy,Dinty,Moonman,Lodie .This is the prelude to creating a cohesive story … Continue reading

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Next Steps

Spent some time this weekend figuring out my next steps. There is a very slight chance that I will be accepted for the Berlin Fellowship. Even being the optimist that I am I understand the odds. If that were to … Continue reading

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Colors of the Rainbow

It appears that in many ways the recent deaths of men of color by police have shown again how polarized we are. Immediate sides are taken and some of the bias of our world views are shouted at those who … Continue reading

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Perry

I have my own version of”Tuesdays with Morrie” because I have the pleasure of regular meetings with Perry the light of the Corner Bakery. Yesterday’s life lesson was on forgiveness and he shared that he had for years been estranged … Continue reading

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An attempt at a Play

Yesterday while going through hordes of papers and documents getting them ready for the shredder, I came across my attempt to write a play four years ago. The plot is built around two senior citizens who grew up in Jersey … Continue reading

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Shredding

Friday I am having a shredding service come and get rid of the endless amount of papers that no longer need to be kept. In sorting through these papers a flood of memories spilled out and it was like watching … Continue reading

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