Monthly Archives: June 2012

Waiting For The Wind

Two roads diverged on a mountain side, and I resolved to travel both.  Being a kid at heart is something I’ve always been proud of, and even as I’ve gotten older, I have found it no easier to put aside … Continue reading

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For Father’s Day

I remember growing up there was an ad on TV, sometime in the early nineties maybe, promoting men taking an active role in their children’s lives.  It showed a guy playing with his kid or something, and the voice-over informed … Continue reading

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Guns, Fear and Razor Wire

I am finally going to talk about this monastery that I’ve been promising to discuss for the last several days.  There has been so much that I felt like needed to get said on the subject of Kosovo before I … Continue reading

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Torn Apart and Put Back Together

Kosovo is a sensitive topic, no matter who you’re talking to.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re Serbian, Albanian or neither, if you’ve heard more than a passing mention of Kosovo, you probably have an opinion about it.  You feel that … Continue reading

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How To Speak Albanian

There was something lacking in the title ‘Birrë: Albanian For “Beer”’, possibly because the two words sound too much alike.  The best, and until recently only Kosovan beer is called ‘Peja’, named after a city in Kosovo, and I suppose … Continue reading

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Kosovo: An Introduction

Even as a burgeoning adult, I must admit that silly things sometimes really freak me out.  And I’m talking about really silly things.  I remember one occasion when I had just eaten and Courtney had come back from class and … Continue reading

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Under My Umbrella

I discovered today that my umbrella leaks.  It was one of those moments that we seldom expect, when modernity and all of its promises simply abandon us and leave us wondering if the world has any meaning left at all.  … Continue reading

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