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MY CAREER IN THE MILITARY: PART FIVE: No Way to Start the Day

(Dear Reader – You may wish to read parts 1-4  in the Archives to the right before jumping into this story.) So there I was, having avoided military service in some clammy tent in Vietnam, or—worse still—as a forward observer … Continue reading

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HOW TO RISK A STRETCH IN SOVIET PRISON AND STILL HAVE FUN: A Prague Adventure

Have I ever mentioned  flirting with years in a Soviet prison for breaking the law  with a baker’s dozen university students behind the Iron Curtain?  No?  Well, the story goes something like this… Late in the ‘70’s I was teaching German studies … Continue reading

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