The doom and gloom of the COVID-19 coronavirus is scary, depressing, and a dangerous reality. We are living in a sci-fi novel, except it’s nonfiction and the end is not written yet. The tentacles of economic fallout are just beginning.
We are in a serious crisis, in battle against an unseen enemy that does not discriminate. But we are in this together. Creativity and positivity are needed more than ever. In my brainstorming, here are some ideas to come together as a community and face this crisis together. I can’t save the world, but we each have the power of ONE.
The Talking Book Library changes lives for the vision impaired. I know. My father-in-law moved in with us at Christmas and we had no idea how much vision he had lost. Just as he is adjusting to the condition of “legally blind,” we are searching out resources to help improve his quality of life. One of the biggest casualties of losing his vision was his ability to read and enjoy books.
Auschwitz and Holocaust Remembrance will always be intertwined. I visited Auschwitz in October 2013. But I really began seeing Auschwitz in 2002, through the eyes and memories of a Polish political prisoner.
The Czech edition of HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America is here! I found out just after I received a copy of the Polish edition. I waited to announce it until I got my own copy in my hands. The book is gorgeous, the fanciest one yet. It is a hardcover, with dust jacket,in a slightly smaller size. The red letters HENRY on the cover are embossed. Yes, I am now published in three languages, in three countries. Help me raise a toast to Henry and Nancy Zguda. Cheers! Na zdrowie!