Backyard Birds I

Musings on my feathered pandemic companions Geococcyx califonianus (Greater Road Runner) Attribution: Jessie Eastland, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Birds poop often and everywhere. They are the descendents of dinosaurs. Imagine billions of humongous feathered lizards roaming the planet. It took an asteroid to clean up the mess. Who or what will clean …

I’m Cancelling Social Media

I am writing to tell all my “friends” that I am suspending my social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn). Suspension is not deletion. I will revisit this decision in the future. There is some good. Social media has enabled me to keep up with relatives, friends, colleagues, and even acquaintances. I have reconnected …

Bearing Witness

My Mother, Margalit Beizer, before the May 1940 invasion of Belgium. On ⁦יומ הזיכרון לשואה תש״פ (Holocaust Remembrance Day in the year 5780) I bear witness. My mother, Margalit bat Mechel v Esther ז״ל with her parents and two younger brothers, fled the invading Germans from Belgium to Dunkirk, following the retreating French and English. …