Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘House’ and Home

I have not done reviews of movies or TV shows here, and I’m not about to start.  That’s not to say that they’re not worth doing because they certainly are.  Discussing the stories that entertain us, either on a screen … Continue reading

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Playlist

The Eagles sang me out of Ljubljana.  I was on my way to Slovenj Gradec, a small town in the north of Slovenia, located in the district of Carinthia.  It’s a little over two hours away if you take the … Continue reading

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B.R.I.T.S.

A friend of mine asked me recently if I liked G.R.I.T.S.  Had she asked me face-to-face, my answer would have been simple.  I would have understood ‘grits’ and given her a ‘Yee-haw!’ and asked her if she was going to … Continue reading

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Voulez-Vousvuzela?

Someone is playing a vuvuzela outside my window.  They must be stopped.  A few minutes ago it was the chirping of birds that I heard, along with the chatter of passersby and the occasional rumbling automobile.  Those were pleasant things … Continue reading

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The Beauty In Goodbye

Beautiful things often come in strange forms.  Take White Snake, for instance.  Now I like White Snake, but I understand that many people don’t, and I know why.  It’s pretty cheesy stuff.  By all accounts it’s an 80’s hair band … Continue reading

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A Croatian Tale: Act II-Something Reptilian This Way Comes

As little time as I ended up having in Split, I almost had much less.  There was an early train leaving Zagreb which would have gotten me into Split around midday, giving me plenty of time to explore the city … Continue reading

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Waiting At Godot-A Croatian Tale In Two Acts

I have twice now given Split short-shrift, and undeservedly so, considering its reputation.  My only defense is that it lies between two places I really like: Zagreb and Hvar.  Getting from one to the other, when pressed for time, has … Continue reading

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