Tag Archives: People

Our World

We live in a world Where every leaf cries out To be touched To be caressed To be fondled. Where every twig and branch Every twist and braid Of a wrought iron fence Every concrete frond Of an ornamental fern … 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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Balkan Impressions

As has been made abundantly clear over the last few weeks of blog posts, I recently had the long-wished-for oppourtunity to spend some time traveling in the Balkans.  For 15 days I was in motion, not allowing dust to settle, … Continue reading

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Castle on a Cloud

High above the city of Prizren, Kosovo, the call to prayer is heavily distorted by the rocks and hills around me.  The deep tones as it begins are transformed into the voice of an ancient beast, and as they reach … Continue reading

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Army Strong

People are often surprised when I say that I support a strong military.  I suppose it doesn’t seem to fit with my otherwise liberal worldview and smacks of a latent conservatism.  Whether this last is good or bad or even … Continue reading

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A Lesson in the Politics of People

Ever since high school I’ve been fascinated by Yugoslavia.  At the time, it was a war raging in Bosnia that caught my attention, and I began to read about a region that, until that point, I had only heard of … Continue reading

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