Stashed Cigs

I found this nearly-full pack of cigarettes neatly placed at the bottom of a support post holding up one end of a roof over a closed auto repair shop in Jericho, Israel.  No one in sight. The building looked like every other small building in the area -- begging for paint and upkeep. Trash littered the open bays of the dirt-floor … Continue reading Stashed Cigs

Smoke ’em If Ya Got ’em

During one of my many travels along Route 1, in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam (1971), I came upon this fellow.  He was a Montagnard tribesman.  Known locally as "mountain people", the Montagnards are a totally distinct ethnic group from the Vietnamese, with their own language, culture, etc.  Their fierce independence has kept them at odds … Continue reading Smoke ’em If Ya Got ’em