20 Oct, 2016

A Visit to the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery

October 20th, 2016|Tags: , , |

The Warsaw Jewish Cemetery is a forest of its own. (Photo by Rivka Schiller) I have a certain fascination for cemeteries, and when my friend Rivka Schiller recently shared her [...]

14 Mar, 2016

When a Friend Dies

March 14th, 2016|Tags: , |

Today I found out by happenstance, via Facebook, that a friend of mine passed away. We weren't close friends or I would have known that her battle with cancer had [...]

16 Nov, 2015

There Must Be Something to Set Against All This

November 16th, 2015|Tags: , |

Whenever something horrible happens like the Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris this past Friday, I ask myself, there must be something to set against all this. This is a line [...]

11 Sep, 2015

Remembering 9/11

September 11th, 2015|Tags: |

Every year, to commemorate 9/11, I take my Portraits 9/11/01 off the shelf and open it at random to read some of the obituaries the New York Times collected so [...]

13 Nov, 2014

When Past and Present Evil Collide

November 13th, 2014|Tags: , |

Dalya Lemkus - May soon her family be able to look at her picture without crying. Sometimes all I can do to come to grips with a terrible event is to write [...]

11 Sep, 2014

Remembering 9/11

September 11th, 2014|Tags: |

For my generation, today's date will live in infamy. It will simply never again be another day. 9/11 will always make me shiver, and I will always have second thoughts [...]

11 Sep, 2013

My 9/11 Tribute

September 11th, 2013|Tags: |

Thanks to doing my Morning Pages, as soon as I wrote out the date this morning, it hit me what day it was: 9/11, and thanks to my ritual of [...]

16 Jul, 2013

On Attending Memorial Services

July 16th, 2013|Tags: |

  Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, where one of the memorial services was held. Within the last two weeks, I attended the memorial services for two men in their late [...]

9 Nov, 2012

In Memory of Kristallnacht

November 9th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

The "Temple of the Israelite Cultural Community" in Reichenberg, burned down during Kristallnacht November 9-10 marks the anniversary of Kristallnacht, when in 1938 in all the territories controlled by the [...]

11 Sep, 2012

A 9/11 Tribute

September 11th, 2012|Tags: |

I wrote about my 9/11 ritual last year, but I will write about it again this year, and probably in years to come as well, because that is what a [...]

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