March 30, 2021

Bach's Great Passion

by

Living for years in Germany, in Bach’s home state of Thuringia, it often struck me how his music was everywhere you looked, whether at churches, in concert halls, or on the radio.

Continue Reading

March 30, 2021

Sources and Endnotes

by

1. Though Bach had twenty children in all, three of his first wife’s seven children died in infancy, as did six of his second wife’s thirteen. Though undeniably tragic, and shocking from a twenty-first-century perspective, such a high...

Continue Reading

February 4, 2021

Finally, A Stone for Friedel

by

The elderly lawyer was nearing the courthouse when he was attacked. Though it was broad daylight, two thugs appeared out of nowhere, yelling at him to get out of town, and then lunging at him, grabbing him by the neck and punching and kicking him.

Continue Reading

December 28, 2020

An Unforgettable Visit

by

Imagine a drafty old villa on the edge of the small German village of Sannerz, rented room by room until recently, when the inhabitants finally had enough money to take over the whole house.

Continue Reading
All Articles From This Author