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I was an Air Force pilot, then an international subcontract negotiator for an aircraft manufacturer. After a fulfilling, though hectic, career in industry I asked the question, "What next?"

The answer, for my wife and me together, was the Peace Corps. As it always does, the Peace Corps enriched our lives beyond measure.

The story is told in my book, A Breeze in Bulgaria .


It’s been a few monthssince the increasingly troublinginstability in Crimea burst forth into our western awareness. With the cheers still fading from the Sochi Olympics, we slowly became awareofhearingominous growls from the Russian Bear. Masked men in unmarked uniforms, ethnic … Continue reading →

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A Breeze in Bulgaria
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I found the interconnected stories to have a haunting and evocative quality. The sense of resigned hopelessness that pervades the Bulgarian spirit was as persistent and unrelenting as the smell of cabbage cooking in the kitchen. Still, there are brig...more
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This book had me so wrapped up in its sweeping scope and gritty detail that I read it in one sitting. It brought to mind Mark Twain's "The War Prayer" in putting war into a context far removed from bunting, brass bands and stirring speeches, and turn...more
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