Archive for January, 2012



  An Observer of War I I was hot, dirty, sweaty, tired, and thirsty.  Perhaps a bath would make me feel better and awaken me to my duties here.  I slipped down to the lagoon through a grove of scraggly pine trees, over a gravely bank and to the coral reef.  There, I removed my […]

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Yosemite Reservations

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  RESERVATIONS             “Have you ever been to Yosemite?” she asked.             “Oh, yes, several times,” I replied. “Once when I was very young, but I don’t remember. My father says we camped there.  But I’ve been there other times that I do remember.  Once, right after World War II, I went skiing there with […]

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