Category Archives: Communism

What Happens When Dreams Are Lost


I was born and grew up in a Communist country, and I am as aware as anyone, and more so than most, of the falseness of the Party propaganda regarding the supposed equality given all workers in the Communist State. … 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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Book Recommendations


Since many of us are in social isolation mode, I have found myself doing a lot more reading recently than I usually do, and wanted to share with my readers a couple of my recent favorites. If you enjoy non-fiction, … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Hong Kong


It all started with my mentor, Dr. Pincus. He came up to me in the hospital hallway one day, asking me if I was interested in taking a break in my training program, and travel to Indonesia to teach a … Continue reading

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Chicago, 1968


It was 1968, and the world was rapidly changing. The Vietnam War was in full swing, and the evening news allowed viewers at home to see helicopters strafing the jungle with machine-gun fire, the horror of napalm burned children crying … Continue reading

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Memories of My Grandfather


My mother’s father was a person of mythic proportions in my life. He was the only grandfather I knew, as my father’s parents had been killed in the war. By the time I was born, he and my grandmother were … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day


Today is Mother’s Day, a day we have set aside to pay special honor to all the mothers who made our lives possible. I recently posted a stories about my own mother, under the titles “Ladybug”, “Reunion”, and “Life Under … Continue reading

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My Grandmother


My grandmother played an important role in my life, as she lived with us from the time I was two until she died when I was in college. The only time I was separated from her was during the period … Continue reading

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Reunion


After Russian armored units effectively crushed the Hungarian Revolution in November 1956, it didn’t take very long for the Iron Curtain to once again come crashing down around the country. If anything, security measures were enhanced to deter anyone from … 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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