Along with my childhood struggles at forming ABC’s into cohesive words,  came a penchant for wanting to record what I saw and heard as life unfolded.  Early on I concluded that my observances didn’t  portend a great novel lurking in my head and heart—but there have been inspirational vignettes imprinted upon me with such indelibilty that I cannot rest without recording them.  I mention vignettes; by this I mean outwardly unimportant occurrences occasioned by very much footnote people.  Such vignettes would fade to obscurity save that I write about them. 


Every few weeks I’ll post a short story from my collection.  It’s not the world’s great literature but always entertaining and worth a read. 


A Moment with President Jiang amounts to a requiem:  You will see the name Jiang Zemin on the home page here; as the President of The People’s Republic of China, he was presented with a George Pratt sculpture at a Vancouver Board of Trade reception.  On November 30 last, he died at the age of 96.    The short story here tells something of having touched upon Jiang Zemin on that occasion.


A Moment of Perfidy - another true story . . . well, read it  . . . 


' . . . A moment with President Jiang . . . 

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A Moment of Perfidy . . . 

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