Tag Archives: Stella Schmerling

Losing Freud, Finding Stella

Losing Freud, Finding Stella

It’s been nearly a year now since I started Freud’s Butcher, and what a roller coaster ride it’s been! I’ll talk more about that in August, the actual one-year blogiversary. It’s just a fortuitous coincidence that these last few weeks have made me re-examine one of the blog’s basic premises, while reminding me why IContinue Reading

Is Personality Static? My Mother, the Uncles & the Eyeballs

Is Personality Static? My Mother, the Uncles & the Eyeballs

One of the things that most interests me about my family history is the “before” and “after” of my mother’s life. I wonder what effect being forced to leave Vienna — especially without her parents — had on Rita Rosenbaum Jarolim’s personality. I’ve always imagined the impact must have been profound. But I may beContinue Reading