Category Archives: Book Excerpts

  1. Monkeying Around in Gibraltar

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    January 5, 2017 by genelup

    Corporal Alfred Holmes has an unusual military duty.  He has been assigned to take care of the rock apes in …
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  2. Leap Year 1968 Style

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    February 29, 2016 by genelup

    Today is Feb. 29, 2016 — or Leap Year. Forty-eight years ago (1968) was also Leap Year, and my life …
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  3. My Strange New Year’s Eve

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    December 31, 2014 by genelup

    New Year’s Eve 1967 I didn’t go out to celebrate, but I stayed in my pension in Lisbon, Portugal. A …
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  4. “Bug Off!”

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    October 22, 2014 by genelup

    Americans living on a shoestring hitchhiking across Europe and North Africa become callous to pushers. Tangiers, Morocco, has the most …
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  5. World Pukes on Me

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    April 22, 2014 by genelup

    I was on top of my game the first part of 1967. At 29, I had a plush job as …
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  6. Russia Flexes Muscles….Again!

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    March 29, 2014 by genelup

    I saw first-hand the cruelty of a Russian takeover of a country, just like Russian soldiers today are on the …
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  7. $1 Bribes Communist Soldier

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    February 26, 2014 by genelup

    The train chugged through Yugoslavia and there were some communist soldiers on it.  This was in 1968 during the Cold …
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