Category Archives: Music

The Walk

Yesterday, due to a series of decisions I made myself, I ended up taking a very long walk back to my little room in the little house that is nestled among the hills of Oakland. It was a halfway accidental … Continue reading

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Exile’s Return

My eyes are on fire, And smoke billows from my lungs. I have passed through flame To emerge with skin charred and cracked, With hair fizzled. My heart has burst from unbearable heat, And my soul is all but seared. … Continue reading

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Baseball, Burgers and Bombs Bursting In Air

To this alliterative list could also be added: beer, barbeque and Beale Street-but I figured I’d keep things short and sweet.  Yesterday was the 4th of July here in Memphis, as it indeed was in the rest of the world.  … Continue reading

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Ljubljana Bound: A Days-Long Journey Into Night

I have talked of my adventures in foreign lands and told of my impressions of their people.  I have documented the days and weeks and reflected here on the things that I have seen and experienced.  I have even described … Continue reading

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Transitions

As I rode a bus from Novi Sad in the north of Serbia to Niš in the south, I stared out the window and contemplated the future of my trip.  I had already experienced so much, and it had only … 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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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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