Category Archives: Vietnam War

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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Life is Unpredictable


Life is filled with unpredictability. Events and circumstances move us in entirely different paths than we expect. The movie “Sliding Doors” provides a great allegory as how the simple act of getting on a subway train, or missing it because … Continue reading

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Cars


The only people who owned cars in Hungary during my lifetime there were Communist Party members, government officials, some member of the military, as well as the secret police. Budapest had (and still has) an excellent network of trams, buses, … Continue reading

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