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The girl from Ipanema

Back in 1965, a song titled “The Girl from Ipanema” received a Grammy for Record of the Year, and became a hit worldwide. It made No. 5 on the Hit Parade in the U.S. Astrud G ...

Memories of Munich and Amazon dreams

In watching Michael Phelps on TV at the Olympics, I couldn’t help but remember where Mark Spitz won his swimming medals back in 1972. In the winter of 1973, I was in Munich and ...

The islands of the Caribbean captured her heart

I was about to disembark at St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands for my third visit to that island when I decided two times was enough. I found a boat that would take me to St. John in ...