Posts Categorized: Letters to My Daughter

  • Letters to My Daughter: Travel Tips

    So here’s a confession. What I thought I knew about Việt Nam mostly fell by the wayside. What I’m saying is, the trip was humbling. Two weeks in the country and now another several weeks since I came back, I’m still recognizing new ways to see it, and how I can’t see it anymore the…


  • I Wrote a Story on a Riverboat in Hạ Long Bay

    Hạ Long Bay becomes a looming character to me in my story of Việt Nam. I have never been to Hạ Long Bay until this day in March on this second journey. I saw a landscape extraordinary to me. There were karst towers and inside them were caves. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site of…


  • A Soldier and a Child

    This story I want to tell is a U.S. soldier-story, too. I’m traveling with a small group on this trip. Three of the men are veterans of the U.S. war here. Two of them, Chuck Forsman and Mike Stempe, were in the Information Office at Headquarters, 1st Logistical Command