It was a happy return for me to Houston’s Morning News, after a fast-paced and intriguing visit to Viet Nam.

Mai (above).

Like many Americans who experienced that particular war era, I’ve remained conflicted about the Viet Nam war, what they call the American war.  It’s impossible to avoid in conversation with tour guides…. Viet Nam before 1975 and now, 39- years- after- 1975.   But it’s almost matter of fact conversation. Viet Nam today welcomes and apparently really likes Americans.  

We didn’t dwell on war or battle sites.

We ate a lot.  I took a lot of photos. I've posted a couple as proof that whatever you think you know, it’s really a matter of perspective.