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…In Memorial…taking a risk….and a Seat…

How to mark the passing of a loved one? An arena in which people are often happy to fall back on tradition….prayers, rituals…to tell us the right thing to do. But sometimes that isn’t suitable. My father-in-law, a Holocaust survivor … Continue reading

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The China Connection

“Gene speaks Chinese of the gutter!” said an old family friend. It was surprising, on the other hand that my elderly Jewish father-in-law, who died two days ago, spoke Chinese at all, one of many unusual skills…playing harmonica was another…. … Continue reading

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To Cross a Line…available free at a Kindle near you…

Cyber Sunday, Cyber Monday…even Cyber Tuesday, or maybe we should call it Technology Tuesday….? What ever we call it, To Cross A Line my historical novel about a young boy’s escape from Nazi Germany is available free for Kindle on Amazon through … Continue reading

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Back on the Bookshelf…

My father-in-law is 96. My father-in-law is 17. My father-in-law is reborn. And still Jewish. All of the above is true. The climax of my young adult novel, To Cross A Line, occurs on Christmas Eve, 1938, as young Egon … Continue reading

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Ninety-Five Years Young….

“Happy Monday!” I said when I called my father-in-law. “What’s so happy about it?” ”If I asked how you are,” I said, “I’m afraid you’d tell me!” We celebrated Gene’s ninety-fifth birthday this weekend. A lot of changes in 95 … Continue reading

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