STORIES AND SNIPPETS

A compilation of some of my favorite stories and adventures.

LIFE’S PERPLEXING MYSTERY

I have learned the hard way that life is unfair and that it sucks sometimes. But, I must admit that it does have a sense of humor and a wicked one at that. More times than necessary, life has shamelessly tossed my ass into predicaments, ranging from minutely mundane and extraordinary adventures to embarrassing, jaw-dropping […]

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ANGELS WALK THIS EARTH AMONG US!

The other day, I dropped my friends off at the Frankfurt Hahn Airport, about an hour’s drive from where I live.  After driving up to the parking ticket dispenser, I grabbed my ticket from the slot and parked in a handicapped parking spot near the entrance.  After my friends unloaded their luggage, we all headed […]

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Janos from Taszar, Hungary

Racism is alive and well these days, seeming to flourish and fester with the slew of heinous hate crimes inflicted upon innocent victims. Racists are made, not born. Human beings enter this world with an inherent sense of fair play. Sadly, seeds of intolerance take root and sprout cancerous weeds, which nurture hateful beliefs and […]

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COLONEL WILLIAM BERRY, A GREAT OFFICER and GENTLEMAN

  When I was a Specialist in the Army and stationed in Heidelberg, I went to the bank on the post for a transaction. Before leaving the teller’s window, I counted the change she had given me and saw that she had short-changed me by $20.00. She insisted that she had given me the right change, […]

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My Nervous Breakdown At An Ikea Store in Germany

For years, I’ve loved shopping at IKEA. Like many others on a tight budget, I have learned to spruce up my home on the cheap by using some of their ideas in their creative displays. The other day, I went there just to look around. Not that I needed anything. God knows that I can’t […]

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It wasn’t a dream. It was a NIGHTMARE

On one beautiful day in 1986, I found out just how big of a fool I was and how much of a sense of humor God had.  I remain forever thankful to Him for letting me live to talk about it. Fresh from graduating from the Defense Language Institute (DLI) German language course, I had […]

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MY ANGEL AT THE AIRPORT in Spangdahlem, Germany

The other day, I dropped my friends off at the Frankfurt Hahn Airport, about an hour’s drive from where I live.  After driving up to the parking ticket dispenser, I grabbed my ticket from the slot and parked in a handicapped parking spot near the entrance.  After my friends unloaded their luggage, we all headed […]

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The Annoying Mystery of the Refrigerator Light

Recently, I drove to Ramstein one weekend (again). Seems like I just can’t stay away from that beautiful area for very long. Plus it is so close to France, only 30 minutes from the border! Normally, when I drive there, I’ll take a trip to either Forbach (30 minutes away) or to Metz (an hour […]

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