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One Thing Leads to Another

One Thing Leads to Another

Amanda (left) and Hanna (right) together in Phoenix, comparing “A Garland for Ashes” with “Meine Krone in der Asche”A Blog Within A BlogA Zoom call with Verena in Austria leads to an introduction to Mark in Michigan, who invites me to share my story on a...

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The Two of Us

The Two of Us

Hanna Miley (left) and Wandaline Joassin (right)Wandaline and I, Explorers of Heritage and Identity. We both live in Phoenix, Arizona, Our height is similar, we are small, Neither of us was born in the USA, we are immigrants. She is drawn to the creative arts and so...

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Last Goodbye

Last Goodbye

The 4711 sign today in Köln, GermanyKöln, Germany 1939 We parted at Köln Hauptbahnhof. The date was Monday, July 24th 1939 in the evening. I didn’t realize it would be our last goodbye. I remember looking up at the giant 4711 sign high above us. After all these years,...

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Peter And Fidoe

Peter And Fidoe

A short story for grown-ups and children by Hanna Zack MileyPeter Above my head, the  colors  sparkled in the late summer sun, the front door with the tiny glass panes opened and Peter and I met. So many strange new experiences…. there had always been stairs  to climb...

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Learning to See Again

Have words in a book ever jumped out and hit you between the eyes? That was my experience this morning while reading, Learning to See Again, Chapter 2 of Only the Lover Sings, Art & Contemplation, written in 1952. “Man’s ability to see is in decline......

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Lord have mercy (Matthew 20:30)

Lord have mercy on Children in trauma, Lord have mercy on Parents in sorrowful loss, Lord have mercy on Officials who separate Children and parents, Lord have mercy on Those who justify evil deeds, Lord have mercy on us all. (Photo: Albrecht Dürer,...

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