Milan On My Mind

Milan is on my mind today after a worrisome episode involving an orthodox Jewish man who was knifed on the street. Milan has never had an episode like this of random violence against Jews, at least not in the past 70 years. Yes damage and hate speech but not this. I lived in Milan for... Continue Reading →

Veterans Day- Thank You!

I meant to reblog this yesterday for Veterans Day. Again, caught unawares I found myself in the middle of the parade yesterday and it set me straight about our priorities and the sacrifice that so many make. You are not forgotten.


On my way to work today I noticed a large number of men and women in uniform. It took me a few minutes to remember that today is Veteran’s Day. I work near the start of the parade in New York and stood to watch for a bit. I hate war but boy I am proud of our veterans. It was very touching to see people, mostly men, of all strips, colors, ages and in all kinds of shape together.

I salut our veterans and their families. I can only begin to imagine what they go through. My family doesn’t have a long military tradition but all of my Mother’s cousins served in World War II. Her cousin Paul Brach used to tell us how he singlehandedly saved Picasso. Paul was a great artist and a wonderful storyteller.

My Father’s uncle Murray was also in World War II. In fact…

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