Thursday, April 08, 2021

Yom HaShoah/ March of the Living

Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.

Thirty-one years ago today in 1990, I was covering the first full March of the Living. Now an annual program, it was the first time a large contingent of Jews had been back in Poland to visit the Nazi extermination camps of Majdanek, Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former Warsaw Ghetto, and other sites since the end of World War II. Several thousand Jewish youth from around the world participated.

It was a profoundly moving experience.

Remember. 

Never again.














Elie Wiesel















Tuesday, April 06, 2021

April Fool 2021

46th annual foolishness.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Quarantine Diary 63, part 2 | Passover

A joyous meaningful Passover at my brother Dean's home, plus some of the preparation.

Grandnephew Roman loved his matzah-ball soup, and provided much of the evening's entertainment. 

לדור ודור

And from bondage to liberation. 









(Note- this is the last entry of the Quarantine Diary series. Hopefully, it is the beginning of a return to some sense of safety and normalcy after this year of the plague).


Quarantine Diary 63, part 1 | Spring renewal

 Flowers in my yard, and a cherry tree blooming across the street.

Star magnolia










Quarantine Diary 62 | TV graffiti and nesting mourning dove



 

These two pictures were made on the same day.

One is a graffiti/marking on a construction site I have been documenting on assignment in DC. Unintentional pop surrealism I suppose.

The other is of a mourning dove nesting near my home. This is the third year that mourning doves have come to this same spot. I love having them as neighbors.

Quarantine Diary 61 | Brookside Gardens

Ruth and I continue our happy walks together.

It was our first time visiting Brookside Gardens, in Wheaton, Maryland.

Beauty. Grace. Peace.