Category Archives: Vietnam

Tradition II

Wrote about Daniel Inouye concerns in relation to “pre-emptive strikes”. Then thought about Vietnam. If one does not attack unless one is attacked, where was the attack there? From commentary by John MacLaughlan Gray, “Media that obediently speak the language … Continue reading

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Best Middle School

“I went to the best middle school in the country,” he said. Mentioned this to a friend, who said “I went to the same school.” Saw both then in a particular light. Thought middle school meant Grades 7 to 9. … Continue reading

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Elevation

Reading “The wounds of war“, by Carl Meyer, in the Embassy newspaper. How does one address Vietnamese government approach to dissent and human rights, given a history of foreign intervention in that country, leading to Vietnamese government views that much … Continue reading

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John Paul Vann

…as referenced to Bill Paxton movie, A Bright Shining Lie (1998): What was this John Paul Vann life…

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Easier Avenue

When discovering what was saved. From a review by Monika Jenson-Stevenson of Ho Chi Minh: A Life, by William J. Duiker (Globe and Mail, January 6, 2001, pp. D2-D3): The book presents a long list of “might have beens”. None … Continue reading

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So you went

Trying to get through the moment And time Eighteen, nineteen…

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Hybrid

Partner refers to mixed-race children, with admiration, as “hybrids”. Particularly if a mix of Asian and Caucasian. Big eyes on Asian face: absolute beauty, to her eye. My mother opposed mixed-race relationships, due to mixed-race children. Couldn’t quite figure this … Continue reading

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