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Give much away, expect nothing in return

In July I started to work away on a new play. I left the world of war-torn Europe (where much of my creative thought had been throughout the winter when I drafted a full length play, an exploration of Nazi occupied Holland during the Second World War).  I moved my imagination behind the Iron Curtain.

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I have a large envelope filled with old sermons that were written and delivered by my grandfather, Kalman Doka, throughout his ministry as a pastor of some 50 years.  They were given to me by my grandmother a few years ago.  I started to ask her questions about her life as a young girl, how she fell in love, what it was like to survive the Great Depression and live the War years.  And after that, she started to send me his sermons, and her letters, and then more.

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