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Testing Your Travel IQ

We use terms in our everyday life without really knowing what they mean. We talk about wine having vintage, putting our children in kindergarten, that a gun is 12-gauge or 22-calibre, that we prefer pilsner to lager—yet what do all these things mean? When we travel it’s even more confusing; we are suddenly confronted with…

Why Americans very stupid?

SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEK   WHY AMERICANS VERY STUPID; STUPID, THAT RIGHT WORD?   The year is 1947. The author, Harold Stephens, is in Peking, China, sent by the U.S. Marines from Tsingtao, to attend a Chinese language school. When my Chinese became more proficient I was able to engage in more conversations with…

New Book: Andreas Stepanavich

Wolfenden is pleased to announce the newest edition to the Wolfenden library: Andreas Stepanavich by Harold Stephens This book is the story about the men and women of a forgotten generation. The semi fictional novel tells the story of one man who sets out to make something of himself in the early part of the…