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“Wait for Me” Soundtrack

WASHINGTON, DC, 22 July 2021 — In discussions with readers of my memoir, “Wait for Me: True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll,” I’m learning that too few are accessing the website designed to complement the book. Go to www.waitformebook.com and listen, chapter after chapter, to the music that accompanied me during my […]

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Waitformebook.com Website Is LIVE

WASHINGTON, DC, 10 June 2021 — I write to announce the launch of our Waitformebook.com website as an exciting complement to the Wait for Me, True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll book. I believe the most enlivening component of the website is the Soundtrack. Chapter by chapter, the Soundtrack lists, and provides […]

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COMING SOON: Wait For Me

WASHINGTON, DC, 14 May 2021 — I haven’t posted about this project for the past few weeks because I’ve been busy with university business and with preparing the book for release. We’re almost there. I’m giving the manuscript a final review this weekend and plan to deliver it to the independent publisher next week. Depending […]

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I Never Liked El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, 1989 — I never liked El Salvador. It had extracted too much blood from too many people and too many of its victims were my friends and colleagues. A tiny and overcrowded country, El Salvador had a menacing, sinister feel about it. Death squads prowled the streets at night and frantic, […]

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A BULLET IN THE HEAD

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 20 June 1979 — As it became clear that the U.S.-backed Somoza dynasty was in trouble, journalists from around the world converged on Managua to cover this “David vs. Goliath” story: An impoverished people rose up to cast off a cruel, oppressive regime supported for decades by the most powerful nation on the […]

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AMBUSHED

MULUKUKÚ, Nicaragua — We had been hanging out with the Sandinistas for only a few days so we were still fresh, not yet strung out from fatigue, lousy food, exhausting days, uncomfortable nights, tension and fear. We were ready. Or as ready as you can be, to nearly get killed. Mexican photojournalist Arturo Robles and […]

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