Tag Archives: World War II

Two Days in Tucson, Part I

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[CATEGORIES: Photography, Travel Photography, Aircraft.] [Click on single photos to enlarge.  Click on enlargement to get realllllly big.  For group photos click on any photo to enlarge and view group in a slide show.  Photo info is in lower right … Continue reading

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Code Talker by Chester Nez and Judith Scheiss Avila

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[CATEGORIES: Book Review, WWII, veterans.] Subtitled: “The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII”, by Chester Nez with Judith Schiess Avila. Code talkers were Navajo Indians who developed an unbreakable English-Navajo-English code used … Continue reading

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Timberwolves Reunion Albuquerque – Sunday

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[CATEGORIES: Travel, WWII, Veterans.] Sunday morning is the traditional memorial service for the WWII veterans of the 104th Infantry Division.  Sunday evening we have the formal banquet dinner and dance. We have ‘official’ speeches’ by VA chaplain Ronald, Timberwolf vet Bob, … Continue reading

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Timberwolves Reunion Albuquerque – Saturday

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[CATEGORIES: Travel, WWII, Veterans.] [This post may load slowly as there are a lot of pictures in a single gallery.] Bus tours are finished for the weekend.  Today it is Pups General Meeting, Ladies Luncheon, Men’s Canteen, Midday Entertainment, Reunion … Continue reading

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Timberwolves Reunion Albuquerque – Friday

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[CATEGORIES: Travel, WWII, Veterans.] I’m not posting everyday on this trip. Trust me. I know this. Really.  These pix are mainly for the benefit of those that hang out at the Timberwolves Facebook site and couldn’t attend the reunion. I … Continue reading

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Timberwolves in Albuquerque, Thursday sampler

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[CATEGORIES: Travel, WWII, Veterans.] For the uninitiated the Timberwolves here are WWII veterans of the 104th Infantry Division’s campaign from Normandy to Torgau, Germany near Berlin ending 68 years ago (1944-1945). Though I don’t have a count we have a … Continue reading

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Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl [Updated]

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[CATEGORIES: Literature, Reading, Book Review] Check your pulse if you haven’t heard of Anne Frank the young Jewish girl who kept a diary of her family’s hiding in Amsterdam for 2 years (1942-1944) during WWII, only to be found and … Continue reading

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Timberwolves Europe 2013. Extra Days, Prague. 17 May.

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[Categories: TRAVEL, PHOTOGRAPHY, EUROPE, WWII] (See previous posts for what this tour is about.) (As always, click on photos to enlarge or play movie.) The last day.  We’ve had a great trip but we’ll be glad to get home. We … Continue reading

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Timberwolves Europe 2013. Extra days. Berlin-Prague Travel Day & Walkabout. 15 May.

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[Categories: TRAVEL, PHOTOGRAPHY, EUROPE, WWII] (See previous posts for what this tour is about.) (As always, click on photos to enlarge or play movie.) I’m a bloggin’ maniac now.  I need the laptop for a download of all videos taken, … Continue reading

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Timberwolves Europe 2013. Extra day Berlin Part II. 14 May.

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[Categories: TRAVEL, PHOTOGRAPHY, EUROPE, WWII] (See previous posts for what this tour is about.) (As always, click on photos to enlarge or play movie.) Halfway through our extra day in Berlin, post guided-tour, we leave the Pergamon Museum (previous post) … Continue reading

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Timberwolves Europe 2013. Extra days Berlin and Prague. 14 May.

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[Categories: TRAVEL, PHOTOGRAPHY, EUROPE, WWII] (See previous posts for what this tour is about.) (As always, click on photos to enlarge or play movie.) If you have spent the considerable time and money to get to Europe for a guided … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay My rating: 5 of 5 stars Superb. I inhaled this book in about 36 hours. A proverbial tour de force. Very well written. 10 star rating. I highly recommend it. Excellent contrapuntal plot device … Continue reading

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The Price of Freedom

Men and women.  That’s the price of freedom. Living and dead.  Yes, yes, “…in the long run we all are dead” (Keynes).  The price of freedom is that a lot of people don’t get a chance at the long run. … Continue reading

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