Category Archives: Observations

Random, little-known happenings to share.

A Civilian KP

Never once did I make Supernumerary at Guard Mount and only rarely was I assigned to the much preferred Bunker #2. Bunkers #1 and #2 straddled the Main Gate at Tây Ninh West Base Camp. Bunker #1 was the province … Continue reading

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The Family Hour

My parents had nine children. We never had a couch long enough to comfortably enjoy The Family Hour.

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The Garbage Woman

It just strikes me as taunting when the Garbage Woman gives me a seemingly pleasant wave in the morning. I’m not sure she’s exactly what Gloria Steinem had in mind. Of course the Garbage Men never got and never will … Continue reading

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The Way of the World

Two little kids fighting over their Happy Meal toys.

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On Building Heaven on Earth

Busy! Busy! Busy! We are all so very busy building our own personal Heaven on Earth. But soon the hand of the Almighty reaches down from the clouds, pinches you by the scruff of the neck and lifts you away, … Continue reading

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Romance

What is romance? I approach the concept as a subset or genre of books. Being a bit of a febrile non-fiction bibliophile I saw romance novels as a supreme waste of time. Such things as science fiction or fantasy rarely … Continue reading

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My Saving Grace

My saving grace is the understanding that some people are luckier than others. When it comes to the Lottery I couldn’t win an argument. This morning for example, there were three different butterflies visiting the dandelions in the back yard. … Continue reading

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