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“You Can’t Go Home Again”

  Locked out. “You can’t go home again” is the title of a novel by Thomas Wolfe. It’s meant metaphorically. But for many years it was literally true for my husband. His hometown was locked away behind the Bamboo Curtain, … Continue reading

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The Fall of the Bamboo Curtain

China, out of reach When I was growing up, large portions of the earth were simply off limits to us—the Soviet Union, cut off by the Iron Curtain; East Germany, blocked by the Berlin Wall; and China, hidden from view … Continue reading

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