Thoughts

These are snippets of thoughts I’ve had on places and times I’ve experienced. There is no consistency from one article to another, some are deeper in thought about subjects on which I had a few words to say. Others trivial and light. I may go through some personal history, family history or just history.

The impetus for these articles were to be more detailed captions to the thousands of photos I’ve taken over the years. As I started writing some of them, I found myself wanting to write more on some subjects. The goal of some articles will be make you smile, others to think and reflect. Find what you will in these words.

History

Switzerland

Switzerland / Suisse / Schweiz / Svizzera I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives. …

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Human Rights

Rwanda

I visited Rwanda 24 years after a genocide that took the lives of an estimated 800,000 people.

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History

Struthof

I revisited the Struthof Concentration Camp in the Voges mountains. It was a stark reminder that we have forgotten a lot of the lessons of the past.

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Family

Hong Kong

A city caught between east and west, a battleground between democracy and not.

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Travel

Tokyo

A quick trip to Tokyo with a friend for a week of lost in translation fun.

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History

Jeju

A visit to the Hawaii of South Korea, a trip full of history and good food.

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Travel

California

A twelve year Roadtrip in the making.

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Family

Chapter II: Coming to America: Alain

The story of an immigrant.

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Family

Parallel Opposites

The first chapter in my parent’s story. From Eastern France to Metro Manila.

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