Tag: Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness retreat

  • Personae in “The Crooked Mirror”

    As promised, here are some of the “characters” who people my memoir, The Crooked Mirror. First, here is my beloved Zen rabbi, Don Singer, at the Bearing Witness Retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau sponsored by the Zen Peacemakers. Photo: Peter Cunningham. Cheryl H., my companion and muse, a poet and gifted dreamer, in Ukraine in front of […]

  • Dread and light

    Write about dread. Dark of winter, beginning of the festival of lights and leaving for Poland tonight. All emails from friends in Krakow and Warsaw mention the terrible weather, heavy snow. And I’m leaving the comfort of Southern California, bright sun and clear bearable cold. I’ve been toggling between dread and excitement for the past […]