As a small child I sat on the lap of my father as he practiced his language studies every evening, voicing the unusual sounds and words to my great amusement. As I grew, I listened to his tales of living abroad as a young man, witnessing history in the making, and romancing bold and exciting young women in the process.
He inspired in me the same fascination with European culture, language and lifestyle that shaped his life.
This blog is an occasional expression of my personal experiences and interests. From time to time I reference my trilogy of novels, Corridor of Darkness, inspired by his incredible adventures and the fascinating and very dark moments he experienced, and I may also excerpt from his actual journals, giving an American’s eye-witness view of the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitler.
But I also share my personal memories of odd adventures of my own youth and present-day travels. From time to time I write about exploring the back roads and hidden jewels of Europe, so that others might be equally inspired to break away from the traditional sights.
And the occasional real-life ghost story or two does crop up here, as well.
If you stumble upon these words and find something of interest, welcome! And do let me know your thoughts and suggestions.