Book clubs are a great way for authors to connect with their readers. I have a few of those coming up and would be happy to do more. Making an appearance at a book club goes far beyond blogs, online communications or a podcast, though all those are good things too. This is a wonderful… Read more

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Canada’s Prime Minister can do better

Reuters just ran an article about Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, not mentioning a single word about Jews or anti-Semitism in his statement recognizing International Holocaust Remembrance Day which fell on January 27. Trudeau said: “The Holocaust is a stark reminder of the dangers and risks of allowing hate, prejudice, and discrimination to spread… Read more

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Blame the Schools…and Maybe all of Us

I had the pleasure of speaking to the Probus Club of Scarborough in Toronto. Probus, which has over 300,000 members in 4,000 clubs, is for retirees from the business world who meet every month. Probus clubs are all over Canada and the United States, as well as Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. They… Read more

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As the year winds down and we approach the holiday season, I’m in familiar territory. Writing. This time that means putting the finishing touches to my novel Medicine Man. It first reared its head back around 2003 when I did a couple newspaper pieces about a housing development encroaching on the site of an old… Read more

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From November 26 through November 30 we are doing a free promo for my novel The Last Witness. For those five days go to Amazon and click on the book. Both of my historical novels The Last Witness and Qumran are now available for order through Chapters/Indigo Books. On Sunday, November 8th I had the… Read more

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Holocaust Education Week comes around the first week of November followed by November 11th. I have a few things on the go then stemming from my video with university students who know precious little about the past. On Saturday November 7th I’ll be doing a reading from my novel The Last Witness with a book… Read more

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There is a federal election going on in Canada and lots of stuff about candidates. In my own riding our initial candidate for the Conservative Party was discovered in a video taken years ago. It showed him urinating in his neighbour’s cup. He has since been replaced by another candidate, which brings me to the… Read more

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Suffer the Innocent Children

Sir Martin Gilbert, the late British historian whom I had the pleasure of meeting, wrote a chilling account of human depravity in his epic tome The Holocaust. The day was September 1, 1942, the place a hospital in the German-occupied city of Lodz, Poland. The perpetrators were Nazi SS officers, who were little more than… Read more

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