Tag: Olympic Games

  • “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…

  • The Man in Tennessee

    As singer songwriter Dave Loggins crooned in his beautiful ballad “Please Come to Boston,” “I’m the number one fan of a man in Tennessee.” As we approach the halfway point in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and the halfway point in our Hamsa Giveaway to celebrate the games, a man from Tennessee is forging ahead…

  • 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…