Category Archives: Cold War

Antidotes to Fear of Death


The show must go on, but for circumstances beyond one’s control, it sometimes starts late. For those of you who care, this work should have appeared on this site on Monday, but obviously, it’s only making an appearance now. Mea … Continue reading

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Postcard From Latvia And Copenhagen


I have to temporarily suspend my daily posting on this site for the next several weeks due to other immediate demands on my time, but will still attempt to sporadically offer something for your consideration, so please check back at … Continue reading

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Stranger In A Strange Land


Our train pulled into the station in Chicago, where we were met by my father’s uncle. He had lived in America since the start of World War II, owned a store selling fur coats on the South Side of Chicago, … Continue reading

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Coming to America


I was not involved in the decision to come to the USA, and to be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to the move. I had become accustomed to living with Monika’s family, my German was becoming more fluent each day, … Continue reading

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