As a freelance journalist, Norman Sklarewitz brings to his work for the Washington Times' Communities a professional background that began as a police reporter for Chicago's City News Bureau and went on to include the position of Far East Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. As such he reported on major political, economic and social events of international significance from throughout Asia including the Vietnam War. Subsequently, he joined U.S. News & World Report as Los Angeles Bureau Chief.
Since he moved on to freelance, he's published thousands of articles on a wide variety of topics for consumer, trade, airline inflights, special interest and corporate magazines and for newspaper travel sections. These outlets also include periodicals published in Asia and Europe.
He is a graduate of Indiana University and holds a master's degree from the University of Southern California. He served three years in the U.S. Army during World War II, two years (1944-45) of which were in the European Theater of Operations where he was a military correspondent. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Esther.
Life lessons, adventures, people places and observations as I undertake my personal quest to travel to 100 or more countries before I die.
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Published 11:25 p.m. April 3, 2013
Despite that awful recent incident plus sluggish world economies, the international cruise industry is moving ahead full steam.
Published 10:55 a.m. February 20, 2013
Los Angeles owns and operates the largest collection of municipal golf courses in the United States.
Published 12:00 p.m. February 8, 2013
It is easy to see the riches in Northern Thailand where Thailand meets Myanmar and Laos. Real gold is the beauty
Published 8:55 a.m. February 2, 2013
Norman Sklarewitz explores how Jewish people are returning to life in Berlin and Berlin is welcoming them.
Published 10:28 p.m. January 5, 2013
Museumsinsel – Museum Island, in Berlin is in the heart of the Spree River, the half square mile island is home to five museums.