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YOU SAID WHAT--GERMAN CITIZENSHIP?

Being a second-generation survivor* or a 2G'er has been a journey. Long before I heard the term, I knew I was one. For as long as I can...

War in 2022

At dinner in a lovely restaurant, I remarked to friends, "soon there will be a civil war." One of the friends responded, "we are in a...

What Do You Think?

Recently, I read an article, "When is a Swastika Not a Swastika?" Immediately, anger raised its ugly spectre in my head. A cursory review...

THE ANGELS ABOVE

Crying in Uvalde Texas For angels lost Cheering in Houston Texas For Guns Remembering 19 fourth graders With Cherubic LatinX faces...

MY HEAD AND HEART HURT

Powerless, angry, frustrated, my reactions this morning caused by yet another shooting. Another paired with shooting is redudant. I...

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...