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His Namesake on the Cover

There is a lot occurring in the nation and the world that is disconcerting to me, so I was happy when something happened during a recent play date with my young grandson. We were getting ready to enjoy a rigorous … Continue reading

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Sales Now and Then

Since my book is about a move from the United States to the Soviet Union because of the difficulties encountered by my grandparents during the Great Depression, I began to think about how people survive today when money is tight. You cut … Continue reading

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Check it Out

When you ask your elderly parent or grandparent a question about their past or to identify a loved-one in a photo and they say, “I just don’t remember,” what do you do and how do you feel? For me, that … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a Book

Nearly seven years ago, I wrote a letter to my children followed by twenty pages of what I believed to be a description of my father’s life. As I mentioned previously, I never imagined that years later, those twenty-odd pages would evolve … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of the McCarthy Playbook

My father returned to NJ in 1941 after spending ten years living in the Soviet Union. Within five months, he was drafted into the Army while his four siblings and parents were stuck in the USSR as a result of … Continue reading

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The Creativity of Poverty

When you have no job, but you have six children to feed and clothe, you get creative. My Irish grandfather had beautiful handwriting, so he parlayed that skill into a job making signs around town. My Russian grandfather did odd … Continue reading

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Just Too Insecure

I published a book, and now the time for self-doubt begins.  When I first saw a video my brother made showing my father pointing to some photos in a very old album, I was shocked. I did not know of … Continue reading

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