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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 […]

The Fleetingness of Time

As we approach the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of Holocaust survivors from their ordeals in internment and death camps, I am reminded of the fleeting nature of time. Growing up in a community of Holocaust survivors, I viewed firsthand the strength, endurance, courage, and sheer determination of […]

Free Book Dude Giveaway!

Proud to be among the authors whose books are giveaway offers to entrants in the Free Book Dude April Showers of Books Giveaway! Enter in April, 2014 and you can win a print or digital version of some great books from Michael Richan’s The Bank of the River to Jane Yates’ Paradox Child and, of […]

It’s Black History Month!

It’s Black History Month! Here are some favorite quotes from great black leaders over the past generation or two. Thirty Quotes My favorite: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr. It sounds like a statement Sidonia made to […]