Category Archives: memory

RTW01 1980-81

In 1980, my company, NCR Comten, sent me to NCR Japan for software support of the first installations of our Networking Communications Processor.  Recently, a reply to my comment in Cook the Beans blog reminded me of that trip and … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

I struggle with how to make this post.  Almost two months ago, my father-in-law crossed to the next life.  Although a somber time, it was also a chance to reunite with family and meet in person with those I only … Continue reading

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San Marino: Quirky Republic

The Republic of San Marino is the world’s smallest republic. Neither is it a member of the European Union nor does it belong to the Eurozone.  Yet, it is entirely surrounded by the European Union (Italy) and uses the Euro … Continue reading

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Cyprus -There is hope

We packed up our bags in Cape Town. After a month of contemplating, here are some thoughts on our trip to Cyprus. Continue reading

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Kagoshima Autumn

When I was posted to Tokyo many years ago, I loved the city.  This fall, Kagoshima became my favorite Japanese city.  The three things I like most are: Its natural setting set among hills and a bay across from a … Continue reading

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A few views of Kuala Lumpur

KL as everyone refers to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is the Federal Territory.  It spreads out including other suburbs without much distinguishing the official borders.  There are new developments as the famous Twin Towers area is almost completely built up and … Continue reading

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Moving On

This has been the latest theme of my travels as  I continue from South to North (and also East to West along the isthmus) in Central America.  Later, I will provide more descriptions and photos of where and how.  In … Continue reading

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Rome wasn’t walked in a day

But it was walked in two. From Addis Ababa we flew to Rome for a two day stopover before heading to Eastern Europe.  The plan was to rest the first day, and explore the second.  Our flight left a little … Continue reading

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Remembered Places, Remembered Stories

This is what my blog is all about.  After publishing my last entry, a review of my Picasa files showed stories I had forgotten to include.  Let me relate some of them now. We found the City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-Off … Continue reading

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Some famous people, some famous places

What do Leibniz, Zwingli, Brahe, Kepler, Kafka, and Neruda have in common? Note: all the links open to the Wikipedia entries. In Vienna, I wandered into this square after getting turned around with my directions. The plaque attributes the establishment … Continue reading

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