Monthly Archives: January 2013


Let’s face it, it’s not difficult to find great food in Italy, but a lot depends on your taste.  And you’ll have your share of disappointments if not careful.  Contrary to popular opinion, you can get a mediocre meal, particularly … Continue reading

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 Okay, listen, those were different times, so don’t go all judgmental on me.  Just stick around till you’ve heard the whole story, then decide. My grad school buddy Mike and I were  completing the standard rite of passage for any … Continue reading

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What is it about dragging yourself out from under that down comforter, pulling on some clothes, and setting forth on foot early–not five a.m. early, but six, or six-thirty or even seven–when the sun has just begun to reclaim the … Continue reading

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Goes Round, Comes Round: Third Excerpt from Corridor of Darkness

Dieter Sprenger was ebullient.  It certainly wasn’t the weather that buoyed his spirits.  Clouds hung low overhead, he bent his head against a biting wind blowing in off the Baltic, and the acrid smell of torched buildings still etched his … Continue reading

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A Bad Day for the Pastor: Second Excerpt from Corridor of Darkness

WARNING:  VIOLENCE POSSIBLY DISTURBING TO SOME READERS Pedestrians quickened their pace as they passed Gestapo headquarters in Königsberg.  Muffled cries or the occasional scream rising from the shielded basement windows resonated in the mind of any hapless passer-by. Mothers with … Continue reading

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Corridor of Darkness: First Excerpt

Klaus Pabst was pleased with his long day’s work.  It had been well worth rising early and the hours of travel from Berlin, crossing the Polish Corridor in a train whose doors were sealed to prevent anyone from boarding or detraining on Polish … Continue reading

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