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A question of killing: Howard County author searches for an answer by Lisa Kawata Howard Magazine hit a record for social media activity with this article.  You can find the link: here.        

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I am finishing a short story titled: “In the Forest of Angels.”  The story was inspired by real events and all the characters in the story are based on real people — my grandparents, my mother, and me. Here are two short excerpts:   Joseph knew, and could even remember this from before the war, [...]

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There was a moment in my life when I realized that my father used to be a child, just like me. This realization made me feel more mature but at the same time more vulnerable.  In this moment, I realized that I am following my father’s path of growing up (which meant that eventually I [...]

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The Wall Street Journal recently published an article, Jewish Donors Warn Obama on Israel, by Laura Meckler.  An interesting article on a burning issue sparked more than 1,100 comments. Here is the exchange I had with one of the readers. The spelling, grammar, and wording is the same as it appeared on the Wall Street [...]

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In a comment on the earlier post about my first public reading and book signing for To Kill the Other, Madga asked about the story of Marek’s mother’s death.  She asked if the story was based on real facts or if it was fictional. Here is my answer: Many years had passed after the shipyard workers uprising in [...]

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When I think of the thread to burn the Qur’an and of the many divided voices in the media, I can’t help but to admit the strong clash I feel between what we call the liberties of this country with what I remember as the history of my family, of my country, of Europe. I [...]

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Poland: tragic history repeats itself

The plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczyński on Saturday reminded me of the most painful moments in Poland’s history. The 97 who died included the army chief of staff, the head of the National Security Bureau, the national bank president, the deputy foreign minister, the deputy parliament speaker, the civil rights commissioner, and other members [...]

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Snow storm and short story

I love snow storms, preferably enjoyed from either my reading chair or writing table (both close to a window). But this weekend presented opportunities (read: responsibilities) that could not be ignored and ended up being more challenging that I could wish for. First, the shoveling. Yes, I went outside and shoveled my way through the [...]

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