Tag Archives: Peace Corps

Cruising the Acropolis: short stories from Sarvice Mountain

My latest book, available at Amazon.com Here are stories of: a ten-year-old boy ambushed in Vietnam; a gay lumberjack; a breast-fed Peace Corps baby; murder in Girls beer joint; and a genius named Juicy. You will also read of: gravity … Continue reading

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I Am Reading

The Origin of Species  by Charles Darwin–easy to read, no kidding. The Olcott Correspondent by Jim Ryan. Jim is my barber in Alum Creek, West Virginia Just finished reading The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change and Basketball’s … Continue reading

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Remembering A Remarkable Man

May 15, 2015 Al Ulmer – A Remembrance It is just over a year now since Al died and I haven’t contributed to his memorial. It’s not that I didn’t know what to say. It’s that I didn’t know where … Continue reading

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Obituary worth reading

This obituary of my Peace Corps friend Al Ulmer is worth reading. It was written by his daughter Spring Ulmer. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/burlingtonfreepress/obituary.aspx?n=albert-charles-ulmer&pid=170639717

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Al has always been the most alive person I have ever known.

I wrote this three years ago. Al was a Peace Corps friend. Norm Gary, another Peace Corps friend, said of Al’s life: Al has always been the most alive person I have ever known.  Although it has been even longer than … Continue reading

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Peace Corps in Community Development

I could not imagine my job in the Peace Corps being community development or such. There was no way that I knew enough or was experienced enough to bring about beneficial change in a community that had existed possibly for … Continue reading

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Metonym and Alice In Wonderland

metonym—A word or words to mean another like “the White House” for the president. I just finished reading The Annotated Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass a little each morning and followed with stories from old Goldenseal Magazines. … Continue reading

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