Monthly Archives: August 2012

Thought Provoking Blog Award!

HUGE thanks to Aida in Australia, the author of the wonderful “Sarajevo in Pictures” blog, for nominating me for a Thought Provoking Blog Award! I humbly and enthusiastically accept! 🙂 The rules for the award are: 1) Thank the person … Continue reading

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Pastime

Roger Clemens, cartoonishly bloated, pitched a pro ball game in Texas this weekend. ESPN’s broadcasters, reduced to children, hawked it: 5o years old! … One of the greatest pitchers of all time! He came out sharp. The fans erupted. In … Continue reading

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Bosnia: My Food Paradise

Today, pictures of some of my favorite Bosnian food. Some of these photographs are more, um, flattering than others. First, c(h)evapi, the classic beef sausage with onion, fresh cream (kajmak), and fabulous fresh bread (real Bosnians don’t put their cream … Continue reading

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Manscaping

Before Bosnia, I never cared much about flowers, about gardening, about weeding. Now I can’t stop. It’s all Zehra’s fault. She’s the one I sat with, in the tall, shelled apartment complex, drinking coffee, talking about color. Leaning out of … Continue reading

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Ballgame

The summer sun has set, but my son, 5, is shouting for more practice, more pop flies. I insist on a tennis ball. The darkness might fool him, I say, and I don’t want him to take a baseball in … Continue reading

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Bosnian Landscapes

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Today, a few of my favorite photographs from my recent trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Although much of Bosnia’s built environment was ravaged by war, many of its landscapes have retained a timeless beauty. Enjoy. (All photographs by the author.)

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Pussy Riot and “Religious Hatred”

The women of Pussy Riot have received their sentences — for “hooliganism” and “inciting religious hatred” in Russia. It’s the latter phrase that has my head spinning. Religious hatred? I spend most of my time as a teacher and scholar … Continue reading

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