About David Enzel

I’m David Enzel. I live and work in Washington, DC.

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I have a BA in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

I grew up in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and have fond memories of Mineo’s Pizza. I moved to Washington after graduating from law school in 1979.

I enjoy, travel, photography and technology. For those old enough to remember, I owned an 8-track tape player. I never met a gadget I didn’t like. For the past ten years, I have relied mainly on Apple for my tech.

I’m a child of immigrants. My father was born in Poland and my mother was born in Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine). They survived the Holocaust. On April 29, 1945 the United States Army liberated them from the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich, Germany. They then emigrated to the country that freed them, which is where I was born.

I’m a proud American who believes that Holocaust education and remembrance are important and bear meaningfully on the current world climate. So some posts on this blog relate to Holocaust education and remembrance, especially when I believe history can inform current events.

I’ve learned a lot from blogs. This includes news, statistics, technology-related stuff, books, movies, TV shows and wonderful photography. I probably would not have learned about these things from mainstream media. That’s the beauty of the open web.

I remember when blogs were about people sharing with other people for the joy of sharing something the author loved and thought other people might love too. Blogs were on the open web and not on closed advertising platforms that mine data. Today, some blogs even on the open web focus on making money.

There’s nothing wrong with that. But that’s not my focus. I write here about things I think are worth sharing. My all-time favorites are listed in a post that I update as warranted.

I hope my writing will bring joy and meaning into the lives of the readers of this tiny corner of the internet.

Thanks for reading. I hope you stay around.

David Enzel
December 27, 2019