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No Room at the Inn

Perfect vacation (for a writer) When vacation plans fall apart, a writer can always console himself with the possibility of turning his problems into material for the next poem or novel or essay. But when our family set sail for … 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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