BEFORE THE BEGINNING: Carlene and Bethie

| July 1, 2016

The following true story happened a year or so before our younger daughter Valerie was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a bone cancer. I have never forgotten it since it demonstrates the hold that memory sometimes has on time.  ∞∞∞ Dressing for Aaron’s Bar Mitzvah was hazardous duty with my two little kids around and I […]

TIME AND MEMORY: A Pair to Remember

| June 1, 2016

I’ve often thought about time as a concept and how it relates to memory. Marcel Proust, the French novelist, critic and essayist called memory “the great preserver.” He called time, on the other hand, “the great destroyer.” One preserves, the other destroys. Some pair, huh? According to Proust, time, the more powerful can override and change memory. As […]