Tag: Bronislaw Czech

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    This piece was originally posted several years ago… Today, January 27, 2015 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, estimated at 6 million Jews, 2 million gypsies, 15,000 homosexuals, and countless other millions like Edith Stein, Maximilian Kolbe, and Bronisław Czech who gave their lives to resist one…

  • Friendship

    Friendship

    “The final kilometers cross level ground. Antonín and I trade places one time, but ski side by side as we approach the finish line at the Stadium.  I move as fast as my tired body allows me.  I watch Antonín from the corner of my eye and wonder if he is trying as hard as…

  • Shield of Abraham

    Shield of Abraham

    I am amazed at how my spiritual life evolves.  One thing connects to another, and that to another, and each leads me back to the source.  It finds its way into my writing. Eight years ago, I began writing a novel on human dignity, The Hamsa.  God gifted each of us with free will, the ability…

  • “The Hamsa” Revisited

    “The Hamsa” Revisited

    In the spring of 2002, my son Brad and I had dinner with Steven Pressfield and then shared a beer with him at his house.  He’s a good man, Steve Pressfield is.  As we chatted in his sitting room, I asked him if he understands and recognizes when he writes something very special. “I don’t…

  • The Search for Truth

    The Search for Truth

    I find it interesting how one book, one author, one concept, one thought leads to another and another and another …. At our Seed of the Word book club meeting yesterday — if you care to listen, you can click this link — we discussed Thomas Merton’s classic The Seven Storey Mountain.  If you do…