Category Archives: My Thesis

Research the old-fashioned way

by cheri block, Mrs. Sabraw, Cherylann B. Sabraw, My dear friend Richard in far-off England sent me a Boris Johnson solution for peace in the Middle East in commemoration of  the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Agreement on Friday, November … Continue reading

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by cheri block Today, January 27, 2015, marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Extermination Camp, Auschwitz. Film makers, novelists, and historians have spent millions of hours, perhaps six million hours, trying to educate a distracted modern … Continue reading

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Carl Jung: Your Self selves

by cheri block sabraw W.G. Sebald’s 2001 novel Austerlitz  concerns, among many things, what happens to a person when memory is suppressed. In Sebald’s novel, Jacques Austerlitz suppresses his childhood memories, the only ones he has of his mother, father, nanny, … Continue reading

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To Moishe Segal, with love

by cheri sabraw Rarely in life do you stumble upon something so evocative that it stops your forward motion and plunges you into thought. Several years ago, in a tiny cemetery in southern France, I experienced such an event. We … Continue reading

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The Cracked Mirror of Memory

by cheri block I’ve been doing a fair amount of reading on the subject of memory and memorials. The thesis I am writing concerns the memories of two men, one Czech Jew and one German, both of whom entangle themselves … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Nevada, 2012. The trip on Lonely Highway 50. by cheri block How do you solve a problem like Maria? How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? For the last three years, whenever I sit down to write–be … Continue reading

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