Got my passport back yesterday, just in time for my trip, with my Russian Visa. $250! My China visa in 2007 was only $75. Which reminds me, I haven’t spoken yet of that intriguing visit to Beijing with my older brother Steve and his wife Fawn. As I […]
Planning my big trip was no easy chore!
I went to Panama with sister Cyndy and her oldest son Bryan, she to visit Jim, an old high school friend, and me to visit my first Central American country. Jim settled in Panama with his Panamanian wife after retiring from the military. He has an interesting […]
Morocco: Several years had passed since I’d seen my friend Noureddine. So I jumped at the chance of meeting him while he was on vacation with his family in Marrakesh. This was my second trip to Marrakesh, 20 years after the first. I prepaid for a room for […]
Featured Book by Ray Else Our Only Chance: An A.I. Chronicle A different kind of Frankenstein. *Audio book now available! Italy: My old high school friend Mickey lives in Sydney and I mentioned to him by email that I would be in Paris the summer of 2011 and […]
While planning my bi-yearly trip to Paris to visit old writing friends, I decided to also visit my niece Chantal and her husband Guy in Bordeaux. Then I found out that my old friend Mickey (who I had not seen in 30 years), would be vacationing in Alba, […]
After living in Hell, Iraq, and Anguish, Afghanistan, and most recently PTSD, Texas, my younger brother John told himself, “The heck with this! I need to move to a better place!” After a little house hunting, he ended up in Paradise, a subdivision park of one acre […]