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Fractured Thoughts on the Holocaust

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

On a recent trip to Amsterdam I signed up for a tour to visit the Holocaust Names Memorial. Dedicated on 19 September 2021, 76 years after World War II, the monument displays walls of bricks with the names of more than 102,000 Dutch victims of the Holocaust.

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Ten Haikus for Ukraine

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Ten Haikus for Ukraine

For two weeks now my mind has been preoccupied with the war in Ukraine. I’m trying to find balance, but my heart is constantly aware of the travails of that great nation right now. If I’m enjoying my lunch I immediately think of the refugees fleeing their homes hungry and stripped down to bare essentials hoping they get to safe and welcoming territory alive. I cry through news reports. I have found some solace in contributing to Relief Agencies – putting my money where my heart, prayers, and griefs are.

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Good Grief?

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

It started in late August when my dear friend Rick died. He’d been suffering with wickedly aggressive brain cancer. He also had Parkinson’s. In September we worried that my father-in-law, who is dying of Myelodysplastic Anemia, wouldn’t survive until his 86th birthday on Sept. 23rd. He’s still alive, but fragile, and we all know that time with him is very short. In October a dear friend from my Hyde Park, Chicago, days died after a 5-year battle with a rare liver cancer. I attended his funeral and noticed

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