History

Soldiers unstuck in time, remember an act of terror.

Billy Pilgrim's Bunkmate

Billy Pilgrim's Bunkmate The professor seemed bursting with quirks: ramrod erect though middle-low in height, thinning hair, full suit, top rim glasses, a nasal yet precise voice, the epitome of a square to any clutch of students. He introduced himself to the class—as he introduced himself in all of his classes—with the personal revelation of being a P.O.W. during World War 2. He explained further being billeted in a former meatpacking complex in Dresden, Germany called Schlachthaus fünf, or Slaughterhouse Five, made famous by fellow prisoner and novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. So it goes. When I learned of Professor of...
January 31, 2017

Go and Build No More

A short story, a long tale…

MY STRUGGLE

In the private Berlin study of the Rabbi for the largest Jewish Temple in Germany, late-evening tea is being served. In five years’ time, this country will be the centerpiece of the first of two great wars. These dual...
January 31, 2017

Go and Build No More

My earliest and most vivid memories of elementary school were when we would gather together in a single classroom and watch a rocket take off with a man aboard. I grew up with the Mercury Seven Astronauts, the Gemini program...
The "Green Book" flashed, "Go" for travelers of color

RED, WHITE, BLUE and the, "GREEN BOOK," TOO

(Elie Wiesel has died. He survived a Nazi concentration camp, and ever since spread the Jewish mantra, “Never Again!” He added, “Never remain silent in the face of oppression.” Elie Wiesel and this writer were born in the same year....
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