Tag: war

  • Remembering my patriotism at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    I had lost touch with my own patriotism. I wasn’t sure anymore that I ever had it. Then I saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and my patriotism came flooding back to me. It had always been intact, after all.

  • Remembering my patriotism at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    I had lost touch with my own patriotism. I wasn’t sure anymore that I ever had it. Then I saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and my patriotism came flooding back to me. It had always been intact, after all.

  • Wanted by the FBI

    A story of the time I was wanted by the FBI.

  • Wanted by the FBI

    On my flight to Germany in the summer of 1984, engine trouble forced us to land in Düsseldorf rather than in Frankfurt as planned. Because Düsseldorf expected no international flights that day, nobody was working in customs. My passport went unstamped, and I waltzed into Germany uncounted. How very un-German. Several weeks later, my group […]

  • 12 years hence

    My family was spending most of the week living in an extended-stay hotel while a crew of plumbers were replacing all the pipes under the money pit we called home. My wife was leaving the hotel late in the evening to sleep in the house to keep our dogs and cats company. I chose a […]

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