Tag Archives: Ashkenazi Jews

Charlie Daniels


Some of this is more than a book review.  It’s a personal take on some of the historical and current events Charlie Daniels talks about in his book.  I may disagree with some, the reader may disagree, but he has … Continue reading

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Charlottesville


You’ll get some history, with me analyzing and connecting dots.  You’ll also get my sarcasm, free of charge. No doubt, you’ve read and seen many news stories about what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12th, 2017.       This is … Continue reading

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Tucson Festival of Books Day Two Sunday, March 16th 2014.


Ah, the day before St. Patrick’s Day.  For the first time since the festival began (this is Year Six), I was neither on a panel, nor moderating.  I was attending workshops all over the campus and trying to see if … Continue reading

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My DNA Journey, What I’ve Learned So Far.


This is a chance to catch up.  I have had my DNA results from Ancestry.com for one month now.  I’m looking forward to the journey ahead. There are still more answers to discover.  Much of what I can figure out … Continue reading

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Life of Brian Continued: A Silly Look at Ashkenazi Jewish Beginnings.


Those who know me know of my love for things Monty Python.  While I’ve been tracing my family background, and DNA, I’ve been doing more research on things Jewish. Let’s go back to Life of Brian.  Besides being a clever … Continue reading

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Eastern European Jewish Chartons Everywhere!


Sounds like an invasion.  Growing up, we were led to believe Charton was an unusual surname, except in France. We always figured on the soldier in Napoleon’s Army who deserted.  Last Saturday, when I was doing the research at the … Continue reading

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Ashkenazi Jews and Alzheimers.


I have a National Geographic article at home about Genetics.    According to the article, Ashkenazi Jews have the lowest rate of Alzheimers in the world.  The article gave an example of an almost 90 year old man, still working in … Continue reading

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