Jan Drabek

Jan Drabek

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The octogenarian Jan Drabek has been an ambassador in Africa, Chief of Protocol, author, Vancouver High School teacher, a graduate student in southern India, a radio announcer in Germany, a sailor aboard a US aircraft carrier, and a failed naval aviator trainee.

The Highway to Love

It continually amazes me how quickly our society’s attitude toward human sexuality seems to be changing. As a teenage…

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Citizen Kane

I don’t like the movie. Never did. There, I have said it, and the cinema pundits be damned. It must sound a bit…

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Motormouths

Went to a public speaking meeting the other day and found it enlightening. There was certain exuberance about the sce…

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Eternalization

Just returned from Canada’s North, where people are buried in permafrost, while the rest of us must look around for s…

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Travel Stress

Travel stress

In one of my late father’s colourful essays, he contrasts train travel in Central Europe early during the last centur…

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