Cuba is a land of fascination and mystery for travelers. This island country, that has existed in a self-imposed state of suspended animation for nearly 60 years, is difficult for Americans to visit, yet remains an enticing destination. If travel to Cuba is on your bucket list, you’re in luck. ASJA is organizing a cultural exchange trip there in 2020 and we’d like you to join us. READ MORE
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In the late 1940s, after service in the Navy during World War II, my father signed on as a mail carrier at the local post office. He never left that job, working his way up from walking a route to postmaster. Bored after retirement, he worked part-time as a greeter at the local funeral home. It was perfect for him. He got to dress up and meet his friends, and on good days he got to drive the hearse. It never occurred to my father to change jobs while he was at the post office. People who did that sort of thing, drifting from job to job, were viewed at the time with some suspicion, as layabouts. More »
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