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My Confessions from the Summer of Love

During the Summer of Love I was in Berkeley—not in San Francisco. Recently, listening to a PBS special on the Beatles’ masterpiece, “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” brought me back, as only music can do.*  The Beatles and their … Continue reading

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Reading Proust with Friends – The Celebration!

“Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust, also called In Search of Lost Time, is a multi-volume novel, the story of a man’s journey through life, starting when he is a boy.”     So began our presentation last night, … Continue reading

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One of the lucky ones – one fine day in America

This is true story about a meaningful and blessed day in today’s America, this past Saturday.  The last part first. If you are one of my writer friends, or if you are a reader, a lover, or a liar, go … Continue reading

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Summer 2016 News about my Berkeley to Paris 1968 Novel

Dear Friends, Please take a look at this book cover. Many of you have already read it, and some of you have even written reviews on Amazon. I am writing to tell you some exciting news – and also to … Continue reading

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Lessons and Friendships Enable My Writing Life

In a recent and rare Facebook post, I told my friends that this summer has been a “watershed in my writing life.” I decided to elaborate. This is about my Bay Area literary associations – along with plugging away at … Continue reading

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Free speech in France – today and yesterday

A VIDEO OF THE PICTURES AND WORDS OF PETER TURNLEY: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/01/12/cnni-holmes-intv-turnley-images-of-paris.cnn-peter-turnley Please watch this amazing (and quick) video! There is not much more that I can add to the emotional video recording by photographer Peter Turnley, whose images of Paris … Continue reading

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Hanukkah dedication to a child who inspired me

With my planned historical fiction novel based on my family’s immigrant history in the research stage, I decided it was time to return to my Jewish roots for story themes. Ironically, I had already written the story “Pierced Ears”-subsequently accepted … Continue reading

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