What Is His Name?

What Is His Name?

As we passed the men who were bent over hand shoveling the embankment, one stood up and calmly asked “What is the name of your God?” We responded, “God”. He smiled and laughed.  As did we.  India

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Family Military History

Family Military History

Growing up I had heard a few stories from my father about my mother’s brothers and their military service during World War II. The family with 17 children struggled as my grandfather Konrad had a difficult time keeping everyone fed and a couple of the boys out of jail. The military became the most feasible [...]

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Sounds in the Mist

Sounds in the Mist

The air was wet. A warm drizzle settled in on the dense vegetation as our path rounded a long ridge covered in red hanging fuchsia blossoms. My tee shirt stuck to my pack where the sweat and rain dripped down from my neck. The higher we went the more the fog began to roll onto [...]

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Valley of the Flowers-India

Valley of the Flowers-India

Thunderstorms and heavy rain pounded the valley all night long. We awoke at 5am with the rattle and smoke of the generator. No more sleep for us, so we packed our daypacks after some sugared tea and started hiking towards a bridge over a lovely waterfall and into the pine trees. The trail climbed and [...]

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Rain

Rain

Listening to the rain slowly start its pattering, one, and then another until the night was filled with a steady rhythm broken by occasional thunder in the distance. Half awake I dream of childhood memories of the spring thunderstorms in Nebraska. Dreams of the cool breeze that would blow in through my open window as [...]

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