Tag: lake placid olympics

  • The Olympian, Eighth and Final Movement

    The Olympian, Eighth and Final Movement

    The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas.  A film treatment in eight movements. Eighth Movement – The Exile Welcomed Home: Simonides completes his narrative.  The Thasians are humbled and now understand that it is indeed Theagenes and his statue that the Oracle refers to as “the exile that must be welcomed back.”  A year has…

  • “Night” and “The Hamsa”

    I just concluded reading Night by 1986 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.  I read it in preparation of May’s ‘Seeds of the Word’ monthly book club discussion at the Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks, Arizona. Having written a ‘Holocaust’ novel, The Hamsa several years ago, some readers are curious that…

  • St. Moritz, 1928

    Bronisław Czech, the protagonist in The Hamsa competed in three Winter Olympic Games.  The first was in St. Moritz, Switzerland.  At 20-years old, he was the youngest member of the Polish team and one of the youngest contestants at those games.

  • Driving with Simonides and Flapjack

    As we approach vacation time in the northern hemisphere, think about those long, dreary and weary drives you are apt to face as you travel cross-country.  WAIT!  Here’s an idea.  Check out The Olympian: A Tale of Ancient Hellas and The Sixth Day: A 17,175-Word Novella About Creation and Prizefighting at Audible or Amazon.  At…

  • Courage

    As a young, Catholic boy, I was frequently exposed to Judaism by my dad’s best friend, Louie Green.  Louie inspired my interest and my deep respect for ‘things Jewish.’  My interest became intense in 2007 when I first saw the photograph “The Last Jew in Vinnitsa.”  The Olympian was still in the hands of an…