Sau những lần tìm hiểu về người da đỏ trước thời kỳ Columbus, chúng ta chuyển hưởng về người da trắng bên châu Âu. Bài này nói về châu Âu trước thời thám hiểm qua bên Mỹ, cùng vài lý do căn bản đầu tư thám hiểm của người Âu.
Prompted by a faculty discussion over Great Books in the modern era, I drove home last night thinking about these two great novels together. I loved reading them, and so the best answer, at least for me, is, “The Brothers Karamazov and The Magic Mountain.” Still, it was a good exercise comparing them during my drive on the PCH and I-405.
This is the second in the series; click here for the first conversation.
Although the majority of my high school classmates have moved to other parts of the state or the country, a not insignificant number have remained in or returned to Rochester since graduation. It doesn’t hurt that the economy has been consistently strong, the cost of living low, and the education of children generally commendable. Then, of course, the family factor. Although it isn’t the absolute factor, the desire for proximity to parents and grandparents has been a major reason for my classmates currently living in the area. This desire is certainly reflected in the conversation recorded for this post. Continue reading “Conversations with high school classmates: Rich Wright”
Geographically speaking, there are two ways of viewing Vietnamese Americans in Lincoln, Nebraska. One is to group them among Vietnamese in the Midwest. It is a vast region that includes large communities such as Chicago and the Twin Cities, and smaller ones such as Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and Grand Rapids, MI. Continue reading “Interviewing historians: Kurt Kinbacher on Vietnamese in Lincoln, Nebraska”
The South Vietnamese military – the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces (RVNAF) – has always figured in the voluminous historical scholarship about the Vietnam War. For a long time and for a host of reasons, however, there was little depth on the topic.
Click here for the background to this series.
Due to the Mayo Clinic, it’s not a surprise to find many physicians, nurses, and health professionals among 140 people in my high school class. But of course they’ve engaged in other lines of work too, including law, IT, engineering, education, social work, the military, and small business. Belonging to the last category is Teresa Thein Meschini, who has been raising four kids while running a wine business with her husband.