Mike H. Mizrahi Blog2017-08-31T08:56:10-07:00

Remembering Boston, Part 1

A Poem That Bears Repeating Another July 4th is around the corner, and everyone in the U.S. will celebrate my birthday. (That really is what I thought as a kid.) Happy 248th birthday, America! As we near the completion of one-quarter of a millennium, it’s worth reflecting on the generous legacy left to us [...]

April 17th, 2024|Categories: Substack|0 Comments

April 15, 1865: The Day Lincoln Died

An eerie dream just days before.I am forever fascinated by American history.Three days prior to his assassination, Abraham Lincoln related a dream he had to his wife and a few friends. According to Ward Hill Lamon, one of the friends who was present for the conversation, the president said:“About ten days ago, I retired very [...]

April 8th, 2024|Categories: Substack|0 Comments

The Wheel

How women rode the bicycle on the way to suffrage. A few years back I was Internet hopping in search of a unique idea for my next historical novel. I came across a quote that floored me. Perhaps you will find it interesting as well: “Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. [...]

March 27th, 2024|Categories: Substack|0 Comments

April 10, 1962

The day my world expanded. Opening day 2024 is around the corner. My uncle had sprung me and my cousin from school that Tuesday. As we walked through the huge parking lot, I was surrounded by every car in Los Angeles. Well…maybe not every, but that’s how it appeared through these eleven-year-old eyes. We [...]

March 18th, 2024|Categories: Substack|0 Comments

Where were you when…?

Markers All you Baby Boomers out there will probably relate the most to this question. Perhaps that’s because we’ve lived through so many explosive events that created big headlines around the world. Historical markers—some good, some bad. Many were violent. All memorable events that shook my generation to the core and redefined our culture [...]

March 6th, 2024|Categories: Substack|0 Comments

From an Idiom-Starved Author

Finding the Perfect Phrase: A Linguistic Hunger Games By the way, I love idioms.Seemingly nonsensical phrases that nonetheless convey colorful pictures that are easily understood worldwide. They have crept into our lexicon over centuries. Even today there are dozens of generic terms that have been adopted into the English language, suggesting that waves of idioms [...]

February 28th, 2024|Categories: Substack|0 Comments
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