Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Going to Hollywood to pick up the award for Island of the White Rose on Saturday at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the site of the first academy awards. Last time I was there, I represented the buyer in a real estate transaction for the purchase of the hotel from a bankrupt owner in Tokyo Bankruptcy Court. Went for a day and stayed a week due to complications with the lender in Hong Kong. This trip will be simpler, plus I'll have an opportunity to accomplish a goal I set several years ago.

For a long time I have hoped to give a Nazi sword to the Simon Wiesenthal Center in LA for their archives. An uncle picked it up on a battlefield in Europe and gave it to me when I was a child. Its swastika always made me feel really creepy. I thought of selling it, but didn't want to sell it to the kind of person who would pay money to own it. A home in a museum dedicated to tolerance seems like an appropriate resting place. The archivist wrote today accepting the gift, so I will take the sword to its new home on Monday. Afterwards, a fast pilgrimage to Nate n Al for a corn beef sandwich, and I will be back on the road to Sacramento.

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