Antique Memory Lane

In the humid, over-populated jungles of Thailand, baby elephants play kick ball with a group of GI’s while hooch girls scrub linens in giant mud puddles with the supernatural ability to get them cleaner than when they were brand new.  It’s 1968 and there’s a war still going on right next door in Vietnam that’sContinue reading “Antique Memory Lane”

Let Them Eat Cake!

So many years ago today (who’s counting?), an American woman woke in the dead of night in an old, German town of Hesse.  It was time.  The baby was coming.  Her frantic husband was bad enough, but nothing compared to the couple next-door; friends, who’d been on-call to drive her the 25 km west toContinue reading “Let Them Eat Cake!”