An Ode to Instagram

An Ode to Instagram

Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash What am I doing paying tribute to Instagram that troublesome, frustrating social media platform? Sometimes I wonder about the hours I’ve wasted scrolling through cats, dogs, selfies, checking likes. And then I remember opening a...
Poetry’s Power

Poetry’s Power

December fig leaf fallen on winter grass Can a clergyman poet, noted for the purity and effectiveness of his choice of words (britannica.com) who died 390 years ago have anything to say at this dark year’s  ending? Yesterday, I savored a verse from George Herbert’s...
More Than Meets the Eye

More Than Meets the Eye

At the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center | Photo: by Janie Dailey I love to trace the beginning of things. In the beginning… Genesis 1 In the beginning… John 1 On a micro level, how did George, Micah, Janie and I happen to be at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage...
We Were There

We Were There

Adolf Hitler crossing the Olef Bridge, Gemünd, Germany. His destination, the fortress Vogelsang.20th November, 1936 | Photo from: Das Historische Gemünd by Markus Herbrand. We were there, Lisbet, Hilde and me. The power of old photographs. The three of us were in...
Chance or the Dance?

Chance or the Dance?

“National and Transnational Memories of the Kindertransport” by Amy Williams and Bill Niven Berlin It was 2010 and we were together in Berlin, Thomas Cogdell, George and I, visiting places like the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Jüdisches...