Author Archives: Bernard Markowicz

Dominique Markowicz

My cousin Dominique Debora Markowicz was born July 17, 1958 in Liège, Belgium, sixty years ago today.  She was three years younger than me. On December 15, 1973, at the age of 15, Dominique very sadly passed away in a … Continue reading

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Trump versus Obama

I know, you are expecting some heavy political discourse here, but I will be brief.  My friend Amy posted this great video on Facebook. Make sure you see the punchline below the video… But Chancelorette Merkel was not rolling her eyes … Continue reading

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March for Their Lives – The Times They Are a-Changin!

I was privileged to attend the March for Our Lives in DC yesterday.  My daughter was working and could not accompany me.  Much has been written about the event already but I wanted to relay a few personal observations. Logistics: … Continue reading

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The 2nd Amendment makes as much sense today as the Steam Engine…

Guns are not able to prevent Government tyranny in today’s World. Government is far too complex and decentralized. The Second Amendment is an empty promise perpetuated by the National Rifle Association to sell guns. Continue reading

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The Joys of Genealogy

I have always wondered about my family. About their lives back in Poland in the 1700’s and the 1800’s, about their large families, the economic and religious challenges.  I started getting interested in genealogy about 17 or 18 years ago … Continue reading

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Four Minutes of Perfection…

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We are all refugees

Over five million Syrians refugees are now registered with the United Nations which works with countries to resettle them.  To date, 1.8 million ended up in Turkey, over one million in tiny Lebanon and over 600,000 in Jordan.  What about the … Continue reading

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Can’t get this song out of my head…

That’s right, I can’t get this song out of my head, and I can’t stop playing the video.  It is not really surprising. There are so many great things about the song and the video.  This is a great song … Continue reading

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A U.S. President who speaks Yiddish?

There is evidence that, no matter what, the future President of the Younited (as in Yuuuge) States may be fluent in basic Yiddish.  Oy! Donald Trump’s comment in Grand Rapids, Mich., that Hillary Clinton — former first lady, former U.S. … Continue reading

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Hillary, Trump: A Visionless America

Eight years ago, Barack Obama surged in the polls against Hillary Clinton, and then Mitt Romney because of his positive vision of hope and change. Today’s leading presidential candidates, Hillary and Trump, offer no such vision, no future in which … Continue reading

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