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New York Report, Part 1: Vienna-on-the-Hudson

New York Report, Part 1: Vienna-on-the-Hudson

Ah, New York. I don’t miss winter since I moved to Tucson from Manhattan more than two decades ago — before I could be mistaken for a snow bird — but I miss New Yorkers’ unabashed grumpiness about the season. If you’re going to experience frigid weather, as I did  last week, you can’t beatContinue Reading

Belly Dancing, Knitting, Pastry & Psychology: A Virtual Convergence

Belly Dancing, Knitting, Pastry & Psychology: A Virtual Convergence

A few months ago, I made the virtual acquaintance of a very accomplished woman with a Viennese Jewish parent. She, in turn, had recently become virtually reacquainted with an old friend/cousin with a Viennese Jewish parent. Each of the two friends/cousins has a Viennese non-Jewish parent too. It’s a bit confusing. Bear with me here.Continue Reading

From Meat to Sweets: A Family Occupation — & Preoccupation

From Meat to Sweets: A Family Occupation — & Preoccupation

I’ve alluded before to the other Siegmund Kornmehl — the brother-in-law of Freud’s butcher, who had the same name as he did — but for a long time I didn’t have much information on him. Recently it became clear that he had at least part ownership in a cafe in Vienna, the Cafe Victoria. IContinue Reading