Chuck Stallong

 
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It Has Been A Rough Year

I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome.  I wish ...


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The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins

The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.   http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp ot.com/2008/03/an other-2-prayer-re quest-answered.ht ml


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My Entire Life

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One Night in the Pen
Traveling with a work group of people is much better than traveling alone. Flying solo raises eyebrows. I was on a trip, alone, and must have inadvertently upset someone. I spent three days in a Bulgarian jail cell ...
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Standing on a Beach in Normandy
If I didn't have my current job, I would be either a) a mercenary b) James Bond. But I have my job and therefore I'll have to be content. There are certain edgings of a man, a man has feelings that somehow transcend the body ...
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A Pickaxe, a Rifle, and an Albanian Jewess
Albania is one of my favorite countries on this earth. First, anything goes. The country recently got its NATO citizenship so it'll all start go the way of the magi eventually, but the mob rules Albania more than it rules Sicily, ...
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Vertigo
Once when I was in Moldova, a country that's for some just plain WRONG reason always depicted as dark and grungy, I was out checking in at the local watering stations and when the bars all closed, there was nothing much to ...
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Sleep, The Elusive Mistress
Sleep eludes me. I never get sleepy (except when I have to wake up). Doctors have tried to prescribe me medicine, and while I detest taking pills of any kind, one time I’d pretty much been awake for 4 days straight and ...
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Philistine Dreams
Goliath is the best known of the Philistines. A great giant, he was bested by a poor shepard boy with a pebble and spectacular aim, and perhaps a dash of luck.A synonym for boorish, uncultured people. But I digress....
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The Tank Top Girl
I lived in Italy while working on a job. Every day I had my routine. Wake up, figure out where in the world I was (smells, sunlight quality, the air, the bed - the bed actually tells a lot! how some of those east europeans ...
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A Perfect Moment
There are so few moments in life when everything converges to absolute perfection. Here is one of mine.During work I had some free time so I went to go explore the Aegean Sea. First of all, I prefer vowels to consanants. ...
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I Walk a Lonely Road
I walk a lonely road the only one that I have ever known Don't know where it goes But it's home to me and I walk aloneThis pretty much sums up my life. I have never been one to take the normal path for anything. In high ...
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Unbreakable Lock
Once I was in Croatia in some little town. Since I was driving I decided to stop for the evening. The sun was setting, the dust was rising and the bad quality of the roads didn't endear me to keep driving. No one wants to hit ...
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Crunchy Pork Rolls
Tunisia is a peculiar country - a jumble of holidaymakers and hijabs, bazaars and mosques, bikinis and Berbers. The old meets the new in a variety of (frequently dissonant) ways. There is as strong French algorithm ...
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Zhongshan to Hong Kong
All day in Liuzhou and all that night, it poured rain. I was on a bus all night, from 7 p.m. till noon the next day. The bus developed problems two hours down the road and pulled in to a town for repairs. The hostess on the ...
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more from Dougga
Next day we caught a bus to Tebersouq, the town nearest Dougga, and we had the driver drop us on the road near the ruins. By near, I mean 5 km which we had to walk, uphill, in the heat, with our packs on. One interesting thing ...
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Beihai, Hepu
Yaodong's student and ex-students continued their amazing kindness to me. The morning after my last posting, Mary and her father called for me at 10:00 at the luxury hotel they had found for me in central Beihai. I threw ...
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Yangsuo
I'm in China in a beautiful spot called Yangsuo. There are tall karst limestone outcroppings towering over everything here. They form a sublime horizon to the river with its constant bamboo raft traffic, bigger boats moving ...
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Liuzhou with Yaodong
I've been off the Internet for a few days now. This is because I was treated to a foot massage in Liuzhou two nights ago after dinner, and this kept me out of the Internet cafes. Yaodong was always admonishing me to go out ...
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Nanning
Everywhere I went in China, people were meeting me at bus stations. Mary, who met me in Beihai in her father's car, had arranged for Catherine to come and collect me at the station in Nanning. I called Catherine's number on ...
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Yangmei
Catherine had promised to come by the hotel for me at 8:30 so I made sure I was up and ready to check out by then. She on the other hand had been up since 6:00. She had passed by the Yangmei bus station on her way from the ...
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Look at the white man!
From Yangsuo to Beihai, July 7, 1994Wednesday, July 7 the power went off in Yangsuo at 6 a.m. which stopped the a/c and fan and let in the heat and the street noise This is nature's way of saying time to move the F on. So ...
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Rite of Passage: Spend the night in the cemetery
When I was a boy, I wasn’t afraid of anything. I don’t know why; I just missed a fear gene inside of me. My first real fear came when I realized that the guy standing next to me might be a psychopathic killer, or that a ...
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