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Last Folio

Last Folio

This post is a collection of reflections occasioned by seeing my old friend Katya Krausova in Washington next week (weather permitting). I met Katya in the fall of 1968 when she, as a member of the first group of Czechoslovak students allowed to travel to the West...
Why Thanksgiving?

Why Thanksgiving?

As Thanksgiving approaches I am focused on two aspects of this special day which are not always on the table with the turkey, mashed potatoes, pies and other delicious dishes. The first is Gratitude.  I don’t see it much. Many of us appear to be worried, slightly...
A Word is Sometimes Worth A Thousand Family Pictures

A Word is Sometimes Worth A Thousand Family Pictures

A parent’s words and actions—particularly those of the father—have much more impact on children than we appreciate.  Everyday conversations can be life changing.  The message to us as parents: Handle with thought and care, and be engaged. Elsewhere I have discussed...
Afraid of a Vote?

Afraid of a Vote?

Is anyone else struck by how shamefully ironic it is that President Obama and the Democrats in the Senate wheedled around not even holding a vote on the Iran “deal” on the very Anniversary of the 9/11 Attack on our nation? That attack was led by Islamic terrorists,...
“Peace In Our Time”–With Lying, Deceitful Regimes?

“Peace In Our Time”–With Lying, Deceitful Regimes?

The First of September has always interested me.  It was on that day that World War II started.  Last year, on the 75th Anniversary of that awful moment, I wrote a special post about it. This year I am struck by how, in Europe, World War II did not start with a...