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    Here today, gone tomorrow

    I’ve been giving a lot of thought this week to the transiency of life. I’ve been paying more attention than usual to what I do

    Security threat or simple inanity?

    Many years ago, in a previous lifetime, I had arranged to meet some friends in a bar in Alaska to play darts. I showed up

    2014 Grateful 34

    Apparently there was a storm in Budapest tonight. A big storm. A storm so big that the plane I was on from Belgrade had to

    The grass on the other side

    One of the first things that struck me about Oslo was the amount of green in the city. There are parks everywhere. And those parks

    Grateful 28

    Yuk. Raw fish! How could you? Back in the days when I was living in Valdez, Alaska, I would fly to Anchorage for meetings and

    Ona a ne neka druga (Her and no other)

    Cocktail hour in Belgrade. I’m chatting to a rather charming and very gallant gentleman who definitely has noble blood running through his veins. He tells

    The Hungarian reach

    I know my history – or at least after three plus years of living in Budapest, I know more history than I used to know.

    A series of firsts

    Belgrade. 10.23 pm. Minibus finally arrives. The journey back to Budapest begins. I’m tired, cranky, and still plagued by stomach cramps. It’s going to be

    My Balkan love affair deepens

    In the capital city of a country that boasts an average wage of €386, I was gobsmacked to see the monetary reverence with which musicians

    Golden hour in Belgrade

    I remember as a child being confused by beauty and attractiveness. I’d stumbled upon the world of Mills and Boon while staying with an aunt

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