History repeats

On the banks of the Volga River in 1942 there was a message post. It acted like a community mailbox - sharing the whereabouts of Stalingrads’ citizens. People fleeing the Germans in the spring, summer and fall of 1942 used message boards to let loved ones know where they were. Often these departures were made …

“We and it shall be remembered…”

   From this Day To the ending of the world  We and it shall be remembered We few, we happy few  We band of brothers. For he who sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother.  Bruce Park, Remembrance Day Ceremony, Nov. 11, 2014 St Crispin's Day speech, William Shakespeare

‘Il Porto’

So, two weeks ago I talked about my adventure to Sicily and how I met two people that changed the entire layout of my trip.  Last week I told you about Guiseppe the police officer who took me out for some horrible scotch the night I arrived into Palermo. This week, in the final week …