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SAIGON ARRIVAL: KEVIN WELLS

It was still the children are to be seen and not heard era so I got my orders. Full formal table manners were in effect until further notice and I was to help keep my siblings under control. As the oldest of the siblings, I had my duties. What I had not experienced before was a Chef and someone who served the meal, neither of whom was my mother. […]

SAIGON ARRIVAL: BOB LAYSON

I looked out the window and saw a skinny little old lady dressed in what looked like black pajamas and a cone shaped hat squatting by a tree peeing. She looked up at me smiling with black teeth then spit some kind of red juice. […]

SAIGON KIDS™ STORIES: MEMORIES OF THE KINH DO THEATER BOMBING

By Deborah Spohr Martins (ACS)

We were all sitting at the dinning room table having dinner, my Mom , Dad , brother, sister and my self,when the bomb went off and shook our house windows. My father who was the assistant manager of ESSO Oil Company,(he was a civilian and always seemed to know […]

SAIGON KIDS™ STORIES: SPRING BREAK FOLLIES

By Kevin Wells (ACS)

When you teach undergraduate students, you just have to be ready for just about anything. One of the annual events that generates that anything is spring break.

Although semi-nude spring break participants in warm climes like Mexico make the evening news on a regular basis, travel to other countries is […]

GOOD SPIRITS IN HA NOI

By H. Clark

On my most recent trip to Sai Gon, Viet Nam, in December 2015, I used the occasion to visit Ha Noi and Hue for the first time. I was born in Sai Gon and it is still beloved, but I am disappointed to see new high-rise buildings that are sprouting up […]