Marcus & JC in Naples!

Marcus Aurelius, another bestie from #Massachusetts, with JC, his initials: we’ll talk shortly! Hanging in Naples, without Marla Maples, but bought ink at Staples- Amazing mason Mark moved me to continue working “Not a Real Enemy!” Thank you for your service, across the pond (English Army)- And support! Please find the #adventure at Amazon, Barnes […]

Osc & Gino

Gino and the Guldemonds-Tim (“Osc,” after Oscar Goldman, remember him?) and sweet wife Robin come all the way down to #Florida from MA to see this thrice postponed but amazing show by #Canada’s timeless Gino Vannelli!

Bozsi and Laslo Orsko Hid Frank

Bozsi and Laszlo (Laci) Osko, dad’s fellow escapee Frank’s cousin and his wife, a Christian lady and owner of a shoe and toy shop in #Budapest where Frank hid behind and within boxes-you’d never guess where Ervin had to hide! The couple saved Frank’s life while seriously risking their own- The adventure and true story […]

Ervin’s Friend Frank

This is Frank, with his wife Edith (“Ditta”), conscripted into Forced Labor Camp in #Hungary with my dad, Oct 4, 1943-one of many keys to Ervin’s #survival, they escaped together twice and remained lifelong friends-a brilliant #engineer and stamp collector who settled in CA, his daughter reached out! The stories with these two in “Not […]

A Little Super Bowl Fun

A little Super Bowl fun: Congrats to Tom Terrific for his retirement, the Butler did it in one of the most memorable SB plays of all-time, and the diametrically opposite #Detroit Lions-Just missed you in #Tampa Tom! Who are you rooting for? Did you place any bets? Squares? What’s your go to #football food? #GOAT […]

My Wonderful Hungarian Cousin

What a delight to reunite with my timeless #Hungarian cousin Zsuzsanna, long overdue, but great reminiscing about the family, well respected and always kind-her dad was a history #professor at University of Indiana, an expert on #Europe!

Kristallnacht/Pearl Harbor/911

A reflection of Pearl Harbor Day, Dec 7, 1941, when Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, killing or wounding more than 3,500 Americans on that solemn day. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed, and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. The United States was a neutral country at the time; the […]

Grand view from the Yad Vashem Museum

A grand view from the Yad Vashem Museum, another important site. The museum is Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. It is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Jews who were murdered, honoring Jews who fought against their Nazi oppressors and Gentiles who selflessly aided Jews in need. Donated a copy of “Not a Real Enemy” […]

Western Wall/King David Palace

The Western (Wailing) Wall, an ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, the wall was originally erected as part of the expansion of the Second Jewish Temple begun by Herod the Great, which resulted in the encasement of the natural, steep hill known to Jews and Christians as the Temple Mount. The Western Wall’s holiness in Judaism […]

Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem

As the Israel visit nears the end, more beautiful architecture and a stroll through the Armenian Quarter in the Old City, one of the four sectors of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. The Armenian presence in Jerusalem dates back to the 4th century AD, when Armenia adopted Christianity as a national religion and Armenian […]