10 Nov, 2017

Book Companion Post: Remembering Kristallnacht in Liberec

November 10th, 2017|Tags: , |

Today marks the 79th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass, when most of the synagogues in the German Reich were destroyed along with Jewish shops and businesses. Until [...]

23 Oct, 2017

Book Companion Post: Answering Reader Questions

October 23rd, 2017|Tags: |

Storefront in Liberec, 2016 (Sadly, I wasn't able to figure out the exact site of Guido and Resi's store.) What happened to Ludwig during the war? Was he [...]

12 Oct, 2017

Book Companion Post: Görlitz

October 12th, 2017|Tags: |

I received this picture of my book from a reader in Germany. Without any input from me, she chose to take it in front of the post office in Görlitz [...]

12 Jun, 2017

Snail Mail Art

June 12th, 2017|Tags: , , |

I adore snail mail art. As a kid, I loved to draw. That pastime, along with several others, has remained in my childhood. Over the past few years, however, I've [...]

22 May, 2017

Book Companion Post: Filling in the Blanks on Family History

May 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

These past few days I have been able to do what I love best in my writing life: rummage around in family history. I've been rewriting an essay that O [...]

10 May, 2017

The Flying Dutchman Comes Home

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Train station in Liberec (formerly Reichenberg) - the train in "The Flying Dutchman" left from here I owe the metaphor of the Flying Dutchman, title of one of the pivotal [...]

11 Apr, 2017

Book Companion Post – Chapter: Haselnusstorte (or: A Flourless Hazelnut Torte for Passover)

April 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

  "The next time we visited her, a hazelnut torte would be waiting on her kitchen counter, glazed in glistening dark chocolate." Story and recipe on page 166 of Jumping [...]

4 Apr, 2017

Book Companion Post – Chapter: Fait Accompli I – My Grandfather’s Staircase

April 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

  Today is the publication date of my memoir Jumping Over Shadows! Hurray! And thus I offer you my very first book companion post, a series I plan to run every [...]

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