Posts in category "History"

The Story of My Name and Why It Matters to Me

The Story of My Name and Why It Matters to Me
Asking whose death (or loss) has influenced me creates a series of most inward seeking thoughts, stories, and ramblings, whether I’ve known, loved and admired them, or never actually met them.  But, undoubtedly, the influence that the death of my Aunt Klari (or Klara, for whom I am named) in 1945 at Auschwitz has been... Read more »

Chicago Is -- My Kind of Happiness

“Write about a guilty pleasure”– our “Blogapalooza” plot for the night.  I got a bit of a late start, and at the moment I read the assignment, “Chicago PD” started.  Chicago’s landmarks flitted over the TV screen.  And there was one of my guilty pleasures right before my eyes:  I reroute my rides downtown to... Read more »

A Sense of History: "Saving Private Ryan"

A Sense of History: "Saving Private Ryan"
“Saving Private Ryan” (1998) has so many amazing scenes and tells an almost unbelievable story that is such a significant part of our modern history.  There is a scene, or rather a section of the movie that takes place after the landing which I remember particularly well.  The Allies are moving towards Berlin to end... Read more »
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