• Coronavirus and Matzoh Ball Soup

    Like most people in Maryland, I’m practicing “social distancing” to avoid the Coronavirus and help “flatten the curve” of those catching the virus. If successful, this strategy is unlikely to reduce the numbers catching the virus, but it will spread out the need for medical intervention. China’s Wuhan province was the first struck, and now […]

  • Why visit Paris?

    When I planned a research trip to France for Thieves of Paris in 2014, before the ISIS attack, my brother asked me why I couldn’t just do my research on the Internet and from my home near Washington, DC. He had a point. Washington boasts Archives of the United States, the United States Holocaust Memorial […]