Eating cannon fodder like pigs

Historically, my family were European Jews who would have lived in the Prussian, Russian or Austrian/Hungarian Empire, but given the historical stability of the region, they probably lived in all three. Family accounts all point to Sosnowiec and research indicates...

Bring back the YE!

I’ve always disliked speaking to groups of friends or people in a formal settings because the second person plural pronoun ‘you’ has never felt  quite right. This grammatical unease has been a source of discomfort my whole life, but without having an outsiders’...

The Cat That Saved My Life—A True Story

I recently watched a documentary on animal psychology, which presented an entertaining collection of testimonials by biologists, zoologists, vets and other animal experts. One of the scientists told a story about his family dog which jumped in front of a moving car to...