Monthly Archives: October 2011

Uncle Henry’s Ghost

Just for Halloween – Having little to his name when he died, the reading of Henry Fromm’s will went quickly. And, of course, since young nephew William was the only living relative, there would have been little time required in … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo coming

One more day to Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month). I will be writing a novel in one month starting Nvember 1 and ending at the end of November 30.

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Trip from Hell II

Part 2 After eight and a half hours of running around like a man with his hair on fire, I was now on my way to a hotel. I missed the meeting, the only purpose for the trip. The driving … Continue reading

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Trip from Hell

Part 1 Every business traveler takes at least one trip from hell.  I worked for Northern Telecom in Minneapolis in the seventies.  Corporate headquarters were in Toronto and I had to take trips there occasionally.  One quiet day at work, … Continue reading

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New Project

November is Nanowrimo month.  This is an event that challenges writers to write a complete novel in a month.  I signed up for the challenge and, as of November 1, that will be my primary task every day. I already … Continue reading

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Scary Stuff

I was just at a meeting where we were asked to tell about the scariest thing that ever happened to us.  My story was a skiing trip to Crested Butte in Colorado. Until today I had never been above nine … Continue reading

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I’m back

After several days of being sick and a day with the internet out I am finally back on line.

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A Visit to the Soviet Union VII

Part VII shopping Shopping in post-soviet Minsk was an interesting experience.   After recovering from my dreadful bathroom experience Andre, Boris and I went out to visit some shopping areas in Minsk. Our first stop was GUM, the large, government run … Continue reading

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Tattoos on the Heart

I just read “Tattoos on the Heart”, a book about a priest dealing with the Latinos living in the gang infested barrios of Los Angeles.   Then I got an email that complains about how illegally crossing a border into North Korea, Iran, … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Soviet Union VI

Part VI the toilet “Let’s go do some Russian shopping.” Boris had worked enough for today and he really wanted to show me around his Minsk. Even though it was a sad example of how badly the Soviet system worked, … Continue reading

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