On Holocaust Remembrance Day: A very quick tour of Nazi headquarters in Budapest.

My apartment in Budapest was a block away from The House of Terror, which served as headquarters for the Arrow Cross in 1944, and for the Communist terrors AVO and AVH between 1945 and 1956. During the Arrow Cross reign alone, thousands of innocents were tortured and killed in the building’s basement prison.  The museum that stands there today provides … Continue reading On Holocaust Remembrance Day: A very quick tour of Nazi headquarters in Budapest.

This Book.

A recent houseguest gifted me Philip Klay’s National Book Award-Winning short story collection, Redeployment, and it is un-put-down-able. A serious psychological profiling of the men who go to war, and their struggles to come back afterwards. Here’s a snippet: It was bullshit, but every time I told the story, it felt better. Like I owned it … Continue reading This Book.

Words & Pictures

It’s finally springtime in New York, though you can’t quite tell it yet from the air; or trees; or things people are wearing. I was out walking with a photographer friend and he took this lovely picture of the Central Park Reservoir, one of my most favorite spots in the city: I love the skyline from … Continue reading Words & Pictures