“Wanderings in the Land of Loss”

August 10, 2022 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

On April 22, 2018 we lost our younger son, Zachary, then 26, in a car/pedestrian
accident. Grief riven, my wife Diane and I, along with my older brother and his wife,
decided to go ahead with a long-planned visit to my grandfather's shtetl in eastern Poland.
We would be the first descendants to return. This sad trip became the subject of an essay
that was co-published in the Delacorte Review of the Columbia School of Journalism and
Moment Magazine this past January. This talk revolves around that trip and my current
related book project.
Lunch: Nakoma Salad, dinner rolls & mini muffins, choice of entrée: Baked Atlantic
salmon with caper dill sauce or Vegetable phyllo (sautéed squash, peppers, onions,
tomatoes, spinach & herbed cream cheese wrapped in phyllo dough, topped with
marinara and crème fraiche), wild mushroom risotto cake, vegetable medley. Dessert:
Dark chocolate ganache three-layer cake