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At Home in the World by Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh, the noted Vietnamese Buddhist monk and Zen teacher, philosopher, and peace activist, has written more than a hundred books in his ninety years. 411 more words


Always Remember, Never Forget ~ Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Chicago

A pictorial essay on the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Chicago, Illinois which replaced the original memoiral on November 11, 2005.  The Chicago Vietnam memorial is located along the Chicago Riverwalk at 25 East Riverwalk South. 86 more words


War & Peace

My earliest memory of the Vietnam war remains starkly vivid. I was at my best friend Murphy’s house eating luke warm Campbell’s Tomato Soup for lunch.   1,016 more words

Culture Shock

Day 1007: Perfume River

Years ago I greatly enjoyed Robert Olen Butler’s A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain. This set of short stories about Vietnam and its aftermath was beautifully written. 240 more words


Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall

Back in the spring, the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall came to one of our local towns. It is a smaller, to scale version of the Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. 110 more words


Replacements by Alan Quale

Alan Quale served as a supply sergeant for an infantry company in the Vietnam War in 1967-68. His first book, My Dakota, is the story of his life on the Great Plains. 325 more words


Santa is Sad this year

For nearly 45  years my old Air Force friend and I  sent the same Christmas card back and forth in an ongoing tradition.  This began when he sent the card to me, before I was married,  when I was in flying training in 1971.   398 more words

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