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A NEW BOOK

August 31, 2021

A number of you, dear readers, have been asking for information about when  my next opus will officially see the light of day. Coincidentally, my publisher has just told me that...

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The Russian Bear

July 31, 2021

Yana and her family left Romania for Canada over two decades ago. They would have liked to have done so earlier but, her husband being a PEP (Politically Exposed Person during the...

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The Year 1944

June 30, 2021

Nineteen forty-four was a horrible year in many parts of the world: the bombing of London by the Luftwaffe, the invasion of Hungary by the Germans, atrocities by the Nazis in...

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Life’s Cruel Lottery

May 30, 2021

In memoriam of those who fell from the skies at Lago Maggiore in May 2021 Budapest, August 1944 Achtung, Achtung, Lichtspiele: Bácska, Baja, Földvár, Budapest Krokodil...

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Cowdray Park 1951

April 30, 2021

April is a maddening month every year: not spring, not winter and certainly not summer. And this year we also had to endure COVID. And the Chauvin trial and the difficulties with...

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Monarchy or Republic?

March 30, 2021

Oprah Winfrey’s interview of Meghan and Harry has reignited the discussion in Canada about whether the country should change from having a monarch as Head of State or not. To...

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Lincoln Was Right

February 26, 2021

  Shame on the forty-three GOP Senators who, in spite of overwhelming proof to the contrary, declared former President Trump not guilty of attempting to stop the peaceful...

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Sic Transit …?

January 30, 2021

One of the great disadvantages to a long life is the uncomfortable fact that one has to witness many shocking happenings at first hand without being able to influence their...

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You can’t see the shooter

December 29, 2020

When I reviewed the year 2020 recently in an objective state of mind I was surprised by how many positive things have happened to me because of the pandemic. I have become more...

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CHRISTMAS EVE – 1944

November 30, 2020

The Soviet Army has encircled Hungary’s capital city, and its generals are impatient: Comrade Stalin has ordered them to crush Budapest’s defenses without delay because he...

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