Monthly Archives: May 2013

Stage Settings and Realities

We are approaching Vienna, a city to which I’ve never physically been but one which I, like many on this earth, believe I know well because of its continuous celebration in movies, in literature, and by song.  Vienna is one of those cities … Continue reading

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Ghosts

I walked among ghosts yesterday in Nuremberg, Germany – many of whom were far more terrifying than those that populated my dreams as a young child or the celluloid whimsies that Hollywood and its offspring often produce.  For I walked among the ghosts … Continue reading

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Sailing in the Dark

It is night.  We are sailing on the Maine River in Germany.  The lounge where I’m writing is deserted, the vessel is using its running lights, and the shore is slipping by without revealing itself unless we are passing a place of human … Continue reading

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The Rest of Us Ought to Listen More

During the late 1950s, there was a television series called The Naked City that always ended with the following tag line: “There are eight million stories in the Naked City.  This has been one of them.”  While a cliché, the tag line … Continue reading

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Hitting The Road

Helen and I are leaving Humptulips County this afternoon for a trip by river boat through Eastern Europe.  We are excited, nervous about airport security, but ready for an adventure to parts unknown – at least to us.  We fly … Continue reading

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A Birthday Party

Ninety years gone by.  Not as many as 95 or 100, but still a long time.  An occasion for reflection and contemplation, a moment that is appropriate for a scan of the past and the present and also a look … Continue reading

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Musings From This Side of Morning’s Silhouette

The pre-dawn hour has arrived in Humptulips County, and the sky is just beginning to brighten.  The sun is still concealed behind the eastern mountains, but just enough sunlight is leaking over their tops to provide a red, rose and … Continue reading

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