36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

life lessons

013: Indiana University

013 — Indiana University
Spring 1974

Today, I am pondering whether I will leave teaching to go for graduate work at Indiana University, Bloomington. I “ponder” the many issues that all young people ponder when they first begin their careers—do they stay in their current job, or do they try for something better?

009: Anjali

009 — Anjali
1972–1974 and beyond

Surprise, surprise. I get up the nerve to write to Anjali back in Paris. They haven’t moved. She is starting university. We are writing once again. If you have a trustworthy pen pal, write them. Writing feels good.

008: Rotary Clubs

008 — Rotary Clubs
Fall–Spring 1972–73

I am presenting a multimedia slide show of my year in Vienna to the local Rotary Clubs. My talks give Rotarians a look into the amazing year that their Rotary International fellowship provided me. Thanks Rotary.

003: The English Couple

003 — The English Couple
July–August 1972

Mr. International Hospitality, me, invites two total strangers to stay over our house overnight. There are surprises today.

002: Coming Home

002 — Coming Home
July 23, 1972

I get a ride home from the airport with my brother Frank. I see America in a different light. We have some guests in the car. We’ll learn about them tomorrow. I surprise my brother Dennis. It’s good to be home.