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It’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, and We Just Went Back in Time

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana Kendra’s grandparents were both Holocaust survivors. Her grandfather, Felix, spent two years living in a Swiss refugee camp at Diepoldsau before escaping to the Dominican Republic. Her grandmother, Martha, left Germany for Britain, and then also made her way to the Dominican […]

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Hiking with Addison at Weir Hill in North Andover, MA

It’s Time for America to Rebuild its Villages

For all of us Bostonians, last week brought a range of emotions – terror, anger, fear, relief, pride, and determination. During last Friday’s manhunt for Suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon bombing, my body felt especially tense. We awoke to news reports of an armed suspect on the loose in Watertown, his older brother and […]

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Addie waving her flag on Veteran's Day, 2012.

Veteran’s Day 2012 – Some Thoughts on A Nation Divided

Today we celebrate our Veterans – we give thanks to Kendra’s dad who piloted a helicopter of the U.S. Army in Vietnam, my grandfather, who served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and Kendra’s grandfather, who served during WWI. It is important to us that Addison learns to honor and thank those who risk their […]

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