Famous Common People I Have Seen, The Greek Perfesser

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I went to my state university 1964-1968, having to work my way through school, with no car, and a part-time wage of $2.40/hr at a book store, where I worked 30 hours-a-week, for 4...

The Time I Took my Wife to Meet the Girls at Manos in Tokyo

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You already know the story of my first visit to Manos, the Russian spy-restaurant in Tokyo. It was 1972. It was run by two brothers from Pittsburgh, former OSS officers during WWII, and within shouting distance...

Manifest Destiny

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You've no doubt heard the term "Manifest Destiny", as referring to the zeitgeist of our Nation as it expanded Westward, more specifically as Americans lined up wagon train after wagon train to emigrate to...

Memorial Day, 2021, With Special Prayers

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Yesterday, I had lunch with my favorite surviving veteran, Command Sergeant-Major Fred Barnett, 88, and his adopted Korean son, Young. Regular YMCA patrons for about 4 years, they stopped coming when Covid shut down...

My 60-Year Affair With The World’s Oldest Profession; Betty, Part I

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I never get tired of admiring, especially leggy women. It also put me in mind of a story that’s been dancing around in my head for a long time. It actually started on a...

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'We rest well in our beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence against those who would threaten us.'" George Orwell