Monthly Archives: February 2011

My world of books, part I

It’s been a long time since I attended my last American Booksellers Association convention (now called BookExpo America), which always felt like four or five days without sleep, partying, and non-stop book talk. I loved it. Those were the days … Continue reading

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Let’s stand for the right (left) side of history

If I had been alive in Eastern Europe during World War II and the Holocaust I would be dead today, simply because I’m Jewish. I didn’t have relatives who were killed during that tragic time in history, but a shadow … Continue reading

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Why do things happen the way they do?

I was ready for bed. Washed my face, brushed my teeth. Better check nytimes.com one more time. Who knows what might have happened? There it is. A story about a Brooklyn man who went on a stabbing rampage tonight. Frightens … Continue reading

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To gray or not to gray?

A biggie. A lingering question. Sort of like what would I do if if¬† I won the lottery (I only bought a ticket once and since I didn’t win I never bought another)? What’s the best way to spend my … Continue reading

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Non-violence works

I got caught up in the Egyptian struggle, first because of Ethan. But then it dawned on me — hundreds of thousands of people who want a say in their government are showing up in the streets. And they’re not … Continue reading

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