Auf Wiedersehen

This summer we will spend three weeks in Germany. I am almost beside myself with anticipation. It is interesting to think that we land in Frankfurt (presumably, because of recent air travel disruptions) at the exact date and hour of my mother’s passing back in 2006. It is one of those things my friend CyndyContinue reading “Auf Wiedersehen”

Memorial Day Musings

As we celebrate the memory of our fallen soldiers, and in so doing also acknowledge the many veterans among us, I felt it was time to share a little bit of my story and why I personally appreciate them so much. Of course, we all do. Without them, where would this country be? In aContinue reading “Memorial Day Musings”

Sani: Russian Church Reopenings by the German Army in WW2

Saturday (June 12) is the last day to get my novel Sani free on Kindle. A dear friend pointed out a few “omissions” so I have uploaded an updated version. Thank you K. K.! There are many parts of this book that I love, but I thought tonight I’d write about Chapter 20, the churchContinue reading “Sani: Russian Church Reopenings by the German Army in WW2”

Hannah and Friedrich

Hannah stood at the train station, her arms wrapped tightly around her husband Friedrich’s waist. Her tears darkened the olive-drab of his uniform shirt, and she worried that he’d be embarrassed, but as she tried to move her head away he pulled her closer, one hand on the back of her head, pressing her wetContinue reading “Hannah and Friedrich”