A CHANUKAH STORY

OUR HISTORY, TOO. As a child, two things about my mother’s Auschwitz history terrified me. They were the electrified barbed wire fence and the cold. Even at age four, I understood. Touching the fence resulted in a painful, lingering, horrific death.I wanted to ask her “What if you accidentally fell onto the fence?” Children have […]

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February 22

My parents, both Holocaust survivors, he, having survived Siberia and Central Asia, she, Auschwitz and a slave labor camp, met in 1947 in Occupied Germany. He was driving an Army truck which he used, in off-hours, to transport passengers from one German town to another. My mother and her sister boarded the truck. My aunt […]

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My short story, THE SCHVIGA. http://www.upthestaircase.org/Archives/miller.htm

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ONE MORE THING

ONE MORE THING by Elaine Miller “One more thing,” was a phrase made famous by TV Lt. Columbo (played by Peter Falk). Columbo wore a rumpled raincoat, needed a haircut, rummaged around in his pockets for bits of paper and a pencil and seemed clueless. It turned out he was highly intelligent, intuitive and relentless. […]

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KAINE AND GARDISIL

KAINE AND GARDASIL by Elaine Miller In 2007, then VA Governor, now Democratic Party Vice President nominee,  Tim Kaine signed legislation that made inoculation of with Gardasil, a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) mandatory in minors of a certain age. As of June, 2016 only one other state and the District of Columbia require mandatory […]

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THE HATE TRUMPERS

THE HATE TRUMPERS by Elaine Miller The Never Trump movement has taken a Hate Trump turn. They are apoplectic! And who is in the vanguard? The Illuminati! They go on TV, scream the vilest personal invective against Trump. They talk about his hands, his genitals, his expressions. You can hear the “Hee-hawing” all the way […]

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