Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI

It was the mid 70’s and I had been hitchhiking throughout central Europe for a month when I ended up in Rome, Italy. Using youth hostels for lodging I had become friends with other travelers who I would meet along the way in various cities. A fellow from the east coast of the States invited [...]

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Yak Attack

Yak Attack

The outbuilding where we slept had no door. Two levels of simple wood bunks provided an area to unroll our sleeping bags. We had all settled in and begun to doze off when a loud racket of hoofs and snorting had all of us sitting up and grabbing for lights. As he shined his light [...]

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Sugar Beet Harvest

Sugar Beet Harvest

Late fall and it was sugar beet harvest. My father arranged for me to drive a harvest truck for one of the local farmers from Basin City, George Matsumura. I had driven a truck with a 1900 gallon water tank for all summer so I had an idea on how to handle an overloaded vehicle. [...]

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A Winding Road in the Sun

A Winding Road in the Sun

Sounds of cicadas were on either side of the car. We hugged the narrow road as it twisted its way up the ridge through the jungle. Windows down, I hung my head and arm out taking in the sun, sounds and sweet air. Monkeys sat on rocks and stared back without fear. Hindi music played [...]

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Vodka and The Southern Continent

Vodka and The Southern Continent

It started out with a small gathering in one of the state rooms and a bottle of vodka. We managed to down most of the bottle when we were invited to have a few more drinks with the Russian crew. Following our new friends we headed into the ships interior where we ended up in [...]

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