Jeff Bezos: Defender of a Free Press

The most interesting part of Jeff Bezos’s February 7, 2019 piece on Medium is in parentheses: (Even though The [Washington] Post is a complexifier for me, I do not at all regret my investment. The Post is a critical institution with a critical mission. My stewardship of The Post and my support of its mission, which […]

Video: Holocaust Museum’s 2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

On January 25, 2019, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum conducted its 2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration. The Museum’s ceremony featured remarks by Emily Haber, ambassador of Germany to the United States, reflections from Holocaust survivor Louise Lawrence-Israëls, a prayer of remembrance by Holocaust survivor Harry Markowicz, and a musical interlude by Holocaust survivor Jacqueline Mendels […]

Podcast: “12 Years That Shook the World”

On December 14, 2018, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum launched a new podcast entitled “12 Years That Shook the World” to explore the continuing impact of the Holocaust one story at a time. The Holocaust occurred from 1933 to 1945 – a period of 12 years. Each episode lasts about 15 minutes and focuses on one […]

Noteworthy in 2018

This blog just started on December 2, 2018. Even so, the end of the year makes me reflect on what was noteworthy for me in 2018. Social Networking Jaron Lanier’s ”Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” got me thinking about the importance having an independent web presence. The impending demise of […]

Is Amazon the New Sears?

My neighborhood Sears in Tenleytown, DC opened in 1941 long before I came to the area. It closed in the 1990s and was replaced by the now defunct Hechinger’s home improvement center. In the late 1990s, Best Buy took over the space. Best Buy is now gone and no one has yet claimed the property […]