Robert's Thoughts

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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Traitors

October 28, 2020

A couple of millennia ago they called themselves “Apostles” and there were twelve of them, supposedly all friends. Then, one night one of them betrayed their leader by kissing...

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BETSY

September 30, 2020

There were three of us in the Twilight Zone: Kurt from Chile, Manfred from Germany and me, the Canadian Hungarian. The year was 1956, the time of year late Spring and the...

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1 + 1.2 = DEATH

August 31, 2020

Frightening Mathematics Usually, I go to bed before midnight, but last Thursday I stayed up until one-thirty – I was watching the GOP Republican Convention’s efforts to...

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The Phantom

July 30, 2020

Like most middle-class parents living in Budapest, the second largest city in the late Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, they realized that, for their children to have a better than...

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Mosquitos and other Critters

June 30, 2020

Photo: Governors Harbour Grand Cayman (in the 80’s)    People used to refer to the Cayman Island as ‘the islands that time forgot’. No wonder. Their isolation was such...

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Schlag in the Time of Cholera

May 29, 2020

Schlag in German is short for SCHLAGSAHNE, in English: whipped cream. I love it! Especially when it is served with a slice of ‘Sachertorte’, my favorite dessert. On the...

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