Author Archives: Bernard Markowicz

Acorn to Arabella

I don’t have cable so YouTube is my TV entertainment… I recently watched a few maritime videos after which YouTube suggested other maritime-related pieces. That’s how I came upon “Acorn to Arabella“, a project based in Western Massachussetts to build … Continue reading

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Israel to launch moon spacecraft

Amazing news!  According to Newser, Israel will launch this week (Feb 18 2019) what it hopes will be the first private spacecraft to land on the moon   The landing craft, dubbed Bereshit, or Genesis, will fly atop a SpaceX Falcon … Continue reading

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2019: New blog page on Family History

Jan 2019: I have been working on my family tree for a while and it has been a wonderful experience!  My family tree is available on MyHeritage.com. I plan to present my family history in the form of a series of chapters … Continue reading

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Welcome 2019!

Welcome 2019! 2018 was the end of the “anything is possible” era: Man to Mars, hyperloops, Trump lies, the stock market can grow forever, etc. This notion that anything goes is about to meet reality. The World has limits, the … Continue reading

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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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