Radio Echo – What’s in a Name?

I’ve changed the name of my first novel to Radio Echo. What’s in a name? Depending on what it is  – everything.  For a person, it’s either a moniker they’re stuck with and hate their entire life, or probably for most of us it’s one we’re ok with, maybe we play around with abbreviations, nicknames, but settle for […]

Italian Jews in the Holocaust (orig.posted Jan 27th)

 You who live safe In your warm houses…    Consider if this is a man     Who works in the mud     Who does not know peace     Who fights for a scrap of bread   Who dies because of a yes or no.   From ‘If this is a Man’ by […]

Real Characters (orig. post Jan 13th)

Real Characters I recently watched a US hospital drama in which Alfre Woodard (an excellent, but underrated actor) played a writer desperate to finish a novel before her aneurism burst. She said the characters in her book were her family. I understood what she meant. They were real to her and her readers. That’s when […]