In these new and – as everyone says – ‘unprecedented’ times, we are all stuck indoors, with a lot of time on our hands. I don’t know about you, but I am watching a lot more television than usual…
When winter rolls around, it usually triggers a wistful feeling, a sense of completion and a sense of loss.
One year ago, a historian from a museum in Lueneburg, Germany, contacted me. “Are you the great granddaughter of Robert Heinemann?” she asked.
They were looking for descendants of Robert’s father, my great, great grandfather, Marcus Heinemann, who had been a leading Jewish citizen in Lueneburg many years before Hitler.
On February 19, 1968, a tall man with a smile as broad as his shoulders were narrow stepped through a stage door at Pittsburgh’s WQED TV…
Have you considered that our upcoming new year is 2020? It has quite literally snuck up on us! We are entering a new decade. Remember when it turned 2000? Can you believe that it’s now 20 years later?
Remember Beatlemania? That brief, shining time in the 1960s when four high-spirited Liverpool lads took the international rock scene by storm? George was “the quiet one.” Ringo, “the funny one…”
If you don’t remember the details of a trip that you took 10 or 20 years ago, did it ever happen? This was the question that found myself asking when I talked with my son recently about the trips that we took as a family.
I can’t believe it, just as no one can believe it: the famous 50th high school reunion has cropped up on me. The sentiments have long been expressed: it went so fast. It seems like a cliché, the 50th…