Empathy is the opposite of prejudice, persecution, and oppression.This is why I'm writing the epic story of my great uncle Stefan’s survival across the forests of WWII Eastern Europe.
This blog is the "story behind the story" of one man and his life before, during, and after WWII, a survivor of Eastern Europe during some of its darkest days. I write this blog in parallel as I write the story of my great uncle Stefan, who withstood forced labor, torture, an 18-year sentence for … Continue reading Kinds of Blue: Searching the Past for Clues to Our Uncertain Future
JUNE 15, 2017: As the nation investigates an elaborate corruption that has ties to its highest offices, the term testimony has been broadcast far and wide—in print, over wires and airwaves, and in countless individual conversations. A testimony is a story in one's own words, a formal telling of one's experience, a public account of an … Continue reading High Crimes and Atrocities: Testimony