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Interview with Our Forestière (Bilingual post)

The latest in a series of interviews I am doing with the people of Essoyes, asking them questions about their lives, their work, and their relationship with the past, present, and future of this place….

Continue Reading February 21, 2018 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment

One American Veteran’s Memory of the Battle of the Bulge

“One thing I noticed, that the Argonne Forest, so many bullets had gone through there that the trees were mostly stumps. Very few branches on the trees there…”

Continue Reading August 9, 2014 at 2:22 am 1 comment

Keeping Immigration in Perspective

“Immigration is not a new story in this country. Almost all of our families came from somewhere else…”

Continue Reading August 8, 2014 at 8:47 pm Leave a comment

One American Veteran’s D-Day Story

“…being a medic, in the front lines…we were shelled a number of times…Just goes with the territory…”

Continue Reading June 1, 2014 at 2:19 am 2 comments

Lafayette, voila mes oncles…

…a couple of older gentlemen stopped and asked me if I needed help. When I answered in my far-from-perfect French, they knew I was a foreigner. “American?” they asked, and I nodded. Their faces broke into wide, warm smiles, they shook my hands enthusiastically, they practically embraced me. “We fought with your father, your uncles,” they said. “We fought with them, side by side…”

Continue Reading May 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm 1 comment

Carol “Busybus” Powers

The stories I loved most when I was growing up were the bedtime stories my mother told us about when she was a child…

Continue Reading May 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm Leave a comment

A Little Town Called Bonair

Lectures, chalk-talks, box sociables and community theater offerings seemed to be the main social events in the small burgs around Howard County, plus, in the summer months, Chatauquas. There were also book clubs…

Continue Reading March 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

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