Algiers, Algeria. I asked him how a country could have a city named the same thing as the country, but he ignored me. He was smoking an ugly smelling foreign cigarette and wearing a pair of pants that were bloused into shiny black combat boots
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I’ve lived in 34 places from South Manitou Island in Michigan to Honolulu Hawaii, and held positions, with credentials, to serve in over twenty-five careers, ranging from University Professor in Anthropology, deep sea diver, Physician’s Assistant to Marine, U.S. Marine Corps Officer, police officer and novelist.
The game was five-card stud. One card dealt face down, then four more, one at a time, face up. Betting between each deal of the cards. Military Pay Currency, not real money from home…..
I came back from Vietnam on a hard white gurney, flown in by one of those planes they called Starlifters at the time. Those wounded of us in that fuselage had all been pinned up in plastic sacks……….
The sun is perfect, as I stretch back on my chaise lounge and take in the colors generated by its fall toward the Hawaiian horizon.