Tag: Refugees

The Rise of Nazi Germany

“These were difficult times.  The old order was quickly changing.  The Nazis were constantly issuing new orders to diminish the role of German Jews in daily German life. It was a slow, grinding process.  Each day, there was something new we were forced to… Continue Reading “The Rise of Nazi Germany”

2017 or 1933? Does History Repeat?

“I can’t recite the chronology or elaborate on the facts. I can’t explain the reasons or defend how we lived our lives. What I can tell you is how the events of 1933 sowed the seeds that fundamentally changed our future, that there was… Continue Reading “2017 or 1933? Does History Repeat?”

A Smile in One Eye: a Tear in the Other

“Life does find a way to create a balance somewhere between smiles and tears. And, like a pendulum’s swing, life seldom stays in one place. Life keeps on moving until, one day, it stops.”— Ralph Webster Goodreads Quotes

2016 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee!

A Smile in One Eye: a Tear in the Other Ralph Webster The Third Reich is rising. The creeping madness in the heart of Germany   will soon stain the entire world. This is the chilling account of one family as they flee for… Continue Reading “2016 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee!”

4th Continent in 4 Weeks

  Not a world tour, but a Smile in One Eye: a Tear in the Other is being noticed worldwide. This week we caught the attention of readers in India.  Thank you Sreesha Divakaran and your book blog, Rain and a Book for spotlighting… Continue Reading “4th Continent in 4 Weeks”

Where should refugees go?

Kate Lyons in the Guardian reports that the six wealthiest countries in the world host less than 9% of the world’s refugees.  There is no question that this is a complicated issue for any number of reasons.  I’m not about to argue who is… Continue Reading “Where should refugees go?”

Now available on Kindle!

Book Clubs are making this their selection! So excited! I am pleased to announce that the Kindle version of “A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other” has been released. Softcover and ebook versions are now available worldwide. Reviews are being posted… Continue Reading “Now available on Kindle!”

Why I Wrote A Smile in One Eye

During the fall of 2015, my wife and I took an extended trip across mainland Europe. This was a pleasure trip.  We were hiking.  As we went from place to place, there was something significant happening around us that we couldn’t help but notice. … Continue Reading “Why I Wrote A Smile in One Eye”

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