Tag: Germany

Nov 19

A Theft or a Souvenir?

In Brief — The author’s remembrance of his youthful trip through Europe with an eventful visit to Finland. [Written in April-May 2017.] A Risky Act — I’m an old man now, but many years ago a rich great-aunt gave me a high school graduation gift of a trip through Europe. It changed my life. “Travel …

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Mar 27

Military Service for Dummies

In Brief—Memories of the author’s years in America’s army, the good, the bad and the ugly. ——————————————————————————————————————————— A Good Decision?…Maybe— “I gotta get outta here!” At the time, volunteering for the draft seemed like a good way to escape being smothered by my socialite mother. Similarly, she thought it was a great way to shed …

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