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Dear Whoever You Are (9-15 April 2018)


9 April 2018: Armando Iannucci’s Death of Stalin All Russia all the time! Just kidding. I can obsess on certain things but, seeing as my attention span can be measured in fractions of seconds, this should be it for a … Continue reading

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Dear Whoever You Are (2-8 April 2018)


3 April 2018: Denkmal “So, how was Vienna?” asked my Dutch physiotherapist the day after my long Easter Weekend in the city. A tough question. I explained to him that my wife and I were constantly reminded of Bonn and … Continue reading

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Realization


* As a boy I clambered and played Angry funeral black North Sea Wave upon uniform wave crashing A violent, frothy attack on broken teeth rocks * Slipping, stumbling, and swaying – an old man grasped my arm He said: … Continue reading

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Finding Her


Tina and Jimmy picked their way down the shattered, long-abandoned railway line. It had become overgrown with sinewy red-veined, purple-leaved plants which coiled out from the mossy ground and feasted on the jumble of twisted iron and shards of old … Continue reading

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Deep Freeze – Conclusion


Note: for readers of this blog, if any, the first 13 parts of this piece are available at https://requiemforthedamned.com/2013/12/01/deep-freeze-consolidated-first-11-parts/. From the leaded windows of the second floor, stiff drink in hand, I scanned the large gray-stone terrace out back of … Continue reading

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Deep Freeze – Part XIII


Note: for readers of this blog, if any, the first 12 parts of this piece are available at https://requiemforthedamned.com/2013/12/01/deep-freeze-consolidated-first-11-parts/. I will post the final installment over the next couple of weeks. It was mid-May, almost 4 months after the crash, and … Continue reading

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Cuba, Vietnam, and Cambodia 2014


Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel – Che Guevara Anyone who does not follow the line determined by me will be smashed — Ho Chi Minh * It was mid-afternoon on the spectacular white-sand beach … Continue reading

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