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What Happened to our Constitution?

Thoughts nag at me, like a tap on the shoulder. I am reading a dystopic novel which accounts for my feeling of dread and despair. But not...

Whoopi Revisted

Risking criticism, I return to Whoopi Goldberg and “The View.” I did not simply forgive or dismiss her comment about the Holocaust. If...

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES

As I watch yet another video from Ukraine, I think about these horrible images reminiscent of the past. When will they ever learn? comes...

Yes, They Look Like Us

Yes, the victims of the war in Ukraine look like me, or I look like them. They are European and so is my background. Yes, I feel a...

WHO CARES?

Various media sources reported that some hours after International Holocaust Day, a suspect--without a home or some such euphemism--spray...

WASTE NOT WANT NOT

Just today, my sister said to her husband, "it's war, we have to eat the granola." An inside joke to be sure, my sister refers to past...

WAKE UP

The new year began a day ago. I read an article about devices for measuring time--for example, grandfather clock, sundial, metronome,...

Not a Wild Goose Chase

Put simply, I cannot get my mother out of me. Why was Mom frequently correct? Typical North American psychologists and social workers...

Where Do They Come From?

How funny and strange to see people who seem to have walked out of a different century. Today, I stopped for a woman at a crosswalk in a...

EMMY

Her name was Emmy. I know little about her. She was my great aunt, the older sister of my grandfather Karl. I never met him either, since...

The Holocaust is Obsessed With Us

In July 2021, I wrote a blog about a conspiracy of silence among therapists of the 1970's through the 1980's. I questioned why my unusual...

Music is Holy

After the Kabbalat Shabbat, the young woman bolstered her courage and stepped up to the rabbi, “The music inspires me more than the...

Susan Pops Her Head Up

My friend, Susan, who died in 2017, much too young from cancer, would speak out. Recently, I watched a documentary about Julius Rosenwald...

Eat Popcorn

On Thursday night, I noticed a striking picture on Twitter from @unequalscenes. The photo of a man riding a bike on a flooded street in...

Nothing New--Sad all the Same

I read stories about refugees stranded in Mexico, attempting to enter the United States legally. These are women, children, and men...