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German-born (1940) immigrant (1958). US Army 1958-1964. Vietnam 1962-1963. USN 1969-1993. Hofstra University BA 1966; University of New Mexico MA (1968), PhD (1971). Fully retired. Married. Five children, three grandchildren. Resident in Virginia Beach, VA

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 31, 2019
Hurlothrumbo: Maggoty Johnson, Lord Flame, Mark Twain and the World's First Washing Machine: A Word Found and Lost A brief review of an eccentric word once fairly common that fell into disuse, and its slow reemergence
Heinrich Heine: Die Loreley (1824) Heinrich Heine: Die Loreley (1824) Ich wei nicht, was soll es bedeuten, Da ich so traurig bin; Der komplette Gedichttext auf lyrik123.de: ..., From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 3, 2019
Heinrich Heine: A Man for the Ages Heinrich Heine the man has virtually disappeared from modern view. Except in his poetry set to music, where he is an immortal.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Military Stereotypes Professional military folk do not all come from the same mold. Individuality, talent, character, intelligence and creativity is as rich and varied behind a brass button as it is for the rest of humanity. Examples abound.
Mosaic depicting theatrical masks of Tragedy and Comedy, 2nd century AD, from Rome Thermae Decianae (?), Palazzo Nuovo, Capitoline Museums, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Humor: Not Everyone Is Laughing The place and effect of humor in diverse cultures. How national character can be shaped by its sense of laughter and fun, starting at childhood with amusing - or not so amusing - tales.
Statue of Liberty, Odaiba, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 19, 2019
America's Golden Door Coming to America: the motivation and hope. No matter where from or when, all immigrants share compatible stories and dreams. And only America has made the dreams possible.
De Weldon and Marine War Memorial, circa 1954, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Hateful error, melancholy's child: The Living Among the Dead on the Vietnam War Memorial What is it like to find your name on a tombstone, publicly declared dead and gone? Statues and memorials often have secrets not obvious to casual visitors. The Vietnam War Memorial is a case in point.
Catedral%2C Santiago de Compostela%2C Espa%C3%B1a%2C 2015-09-22%2C DD 12., From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 13, 2019
The Way: A pilgrimage in search of weight loss, adventure and faith Backpacking the legendary pilgrimage trail to Santiago de Compostela is an unrivaled experience for father and daughter, husband and wife. Recommended for all: Life flashing by at 2 MPH.
The author dressed in a fashion similar to the one Prince Harry wore to a costume party, but without the swastika armband. Kriegskinderheim, Langenbruck, Upper Silesia, 1943., From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 17, 2019
England's Nazi Obsession Britain's attitude to Germans and Germany is defined by an entrenched pre-occupation with the Hitler era.
The boy holding a stick got the cardboard uniform  assembly as a birthday present. Author, second  right, had something to say. A trait he carried through life with mixed results. War Children's Home,  Langenbruck, Upper Silesia 1943., From InText
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The Other Holocaust Ethnic bigotry fueled the murder of innocents by saturation bombing that deliberately targeted urban civilian residential centers in a campaign that hid the truth from public opinion as well as air crews.
French Army Private Kauffman, American Volunteer Ambulance Corps, France, 1940, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 16, 2019
A Hundred Yard Dash in Nine Seconds Diffusing unexploded bombs has never been an easy job. Draper Kauffman led the way and his legacy lives on in EOD and SEAL training today.
Koonan kurish , India,Kerala, Kochi,Mattancherry., From FlickrPhotos
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 7, 2019
Fidem Servate From time to time, part of being Catholic is to become a target and a laughing stock, but the Church is forever our home.
USS SHAW exploding Pearl Harbor Nara 80-G-16871 2, From WikimediaPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Leave the Rest to Heaven Any number of people who did extraordinary things pass through our lives, some things push the envelope of our imaginings and are best left undisturbed. An executioner, for example. A hangman. The man with a gallows for his office. Rope, black hood and release lever for tools.
Bride, From PixabayPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 14, 2019
Marriage Comes by Destiny A ride-by look at marriage over the millennia, wives and husbands but mostly wives.
Image created from image crediting, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 5, 2019
Altars Upon Earth: A Passion for Individualism and the Transience of Military Memorials Honoring fallen soldiers with a memorial is relatively modern. Up to about the end of the 19th century soldiers were buried where they had died. A grateful nation did not long remember. Indeed, there was a time when their bones were repurposed for fertilizer.
Vietnam War 1968 - Operation Jeb Stuart III, south of Quang Tri, From FlickrPhotos
(70 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 30, 2018
When a War got its Stride Kennedy's Vietnam started with rumors of an overseas deployment. The base library set us straight about the name switch. Indo-China was better known. A few years later the world knew it as a major war in Southeast Asia. Not in 1962.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 24, 2018
Evolving perspectives of a war never out of mind Of role models, Left and Right; fostering bias ancient and new; little discussed, the Anabasis and contemporary Western resistance to Islam: how they all mix and match and will not die.
L to R: HRH Prince Philip, World Ship Trust chairman Jacques Chauveau, and WST board members Edward G. Zelinsky and Cmdr. Eric Dietrich-Berryman, USN retired., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 17, 2018
It's an Honor, Sir When it's OK not to genuflect: a palace, a prince, the Second World War remembered and the levelling effect of the American Republic in the presence of Royalty.