Dear Readers, I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. With so much happening in the world these days, I trust you can understand my absence from this space over these many months. But rest assured, I‘ve been making good use of my time during the global coronavirus pandemic. I have been…

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I must begin this blog post with an apology to my readers. I haven’t posted in a very long time. Yes, you guessed it! My post-election malaise. I did write some expressions of dismay, but I think they were quickly overtaken by an avalanche of words on the subject in all media: the real and…

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Celebrating St. Patrick's in Dublin

This will inaugurate a new type of blog post titled “Only in New York” that I will share with my readers on occasion. I know that the kinds of incidents I will write about can and do happen elsewhere, but to me New York with its diverse population is a microcosm of the world, so…

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Russia, Russia, Russia—the country, it seems, is on everyone’s lips these days. One’s political affiliation doesn’t matter. The questions swirl. Did they, or didn’t they impact our electoral system? And if so, to what end? I am as interested in the answers as anyone but have none for you. So why am I writing this…

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I know, you thought that would be a post about some long forgotten history, maybe a story of pre -WWII Germany. Sadly, it is not. It is a present-day account of our, so called, free America. On February 28th, someone shot at the Hebrew school classroom window in Mike Pence’s State, Indiana, otherwise known as…

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Artist Nachman Libeskind, 1997

Dear Readers: My apologies for a tardy post. Life and medical issues have gotten in the way. This article first appeared in LifeZette on October, 5th, 2016. Many of you might not have read it. A proud daughter recalls a father’s hard-won example by Annette Libeskind Berkovits | 05 Oct 2016 at 5:48 AM While…

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Personally, I am not a fan of science fiction with its alien worlds and strange creatures possessing incredible powers. I’m more the kind of ‘here and now’ person, quite possibly too grounded in reality to be a writer. But I suspect it’s less a lack of imagination and more a deep concern with the ever-urgent…

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First and foremost, I want to wish all my readers a joyous New Year. May 2017, bring you good health and the fulfillment of all you have planned for this year. Given the turbulence of the past year and the repackaging of our electoral politics I suppose we all need to buckle up for the…

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