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Robert Weiss and Lou Grant

I used to love The Mary Tyler Moore Show back in the ‘70’s. Mary, a single woman in her thirties, moved to Minneapolis to take the job of Associate Producer at the local station’s “Six O’Clock News.” The cast of characters, including her colleagues at the station and her friends, were so distinctive and memorable. […]

More Lauren’s Enlightening Recommended Books: Just Right for the Jewish New Year

  If there were one super power I wish I had, it would be telepathy. Maybe it would drive me insane knowing the thoughts of the people around me without their ever speaking a word, but it would also give me wondrous insight into the thoughts of those who are unable to verbalize and communicate […]

Lauren’s Enlightening Book Recommendations

  I get my recommendations about reading material from a variety of sources. Sometimes a friend will tell me about a novel that kept her up all night, unwilling to leave the story for a good night’s sleep. Often I might get a heads up about a quirky, relatively unknown new book from the many […]

The Tale of an Upstander

Image courtesy of Sir Nicholas Winton, who recently passed away at the age of 106, should serve as an inspiration to anyone who dares to stand up for what they believe, and risk everything in the name of justice. Working almost alone, Sir Winton saved over 600 Czech children during World War II, and […]

The Seventieth Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

We commemorated the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz this week. Actually, January 27 now coincidentally marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the day of Auschwitz’ liberation. Auschwitz was the first concentration camp where my mother was interned. Most of her family, except for one sister, were gassed shortly after their arrival, just a […]

No New Year’s Resolutions

I have no New Year’s Resolutions for 2015. I don’t have to live up to any promises or strict goals that I have set for myself this year. Like most people, I always have difficulty meeting the ambitious objectives that seem so feasible on January 1st, but somehow fade away not long afterward. But I […]


Photo courtesy of The Springfield Republican Only three months after arriving in America in 1949, my mother was already in civics class in order to prepare for her citizenship exam five years later. Her classes were offered at the Chestnut Street School, not too far from our apartment on Osgood Street, in the north end […]

SIDONIA’S THREAD is a winner!

I am so proud that SIDONIA’S THREAD has been named the winner of the 2014 BEST KINDLE BOOK for nonfiction. Thanks to the Kindle Book Review and Digital Book Today for their cash and promotional prizes, and also Bargain Books, Kindle Boards and Author Marketing Club for their promotional and membership prizes. When any author […]

Sidonia’s Thread Is Now a Finalist

  Sidonia’s Thread has moved up in the awards process for the Kindle Book Review’s   Kindle Book Awards. It has been chosen as one of five FINALISTS for non-fiction. Winners will be announced in October. Thanks Kindle Book Review and all of the literary review boards that have chosen Sidonia’s Thread as a finalist for an award […]

Sidonia’s Thread Chosen as Semifinalist for Kindle Award

Thanks to the Kindle Book Review for choosing Sidonia’s Thread as a semifinalist for the 2014 Kindle Book Award!. I am proud and humbled to add this distinction to the many accolades Sidonia’s Thread has received since its publication. Finalists for the Kindle Book Awards will be announced in the fall of 2014. Check here […]