Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sometimes History Accelerates Into Warp Drive

After the shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last week in Charleston, SC, I attempted to write in this blog, and hit a brick wall.  I was filled with such despair. The horror of nine people being massacred in … Continue reading

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Re-connecting

I’ve spent the better part of the past two days reconstructing this site, trying different themes, looking for ways to improve the archives.  Finally hit on this format (the theme is “twenty ten”).  Not perfect, but it will have to … Continue reading

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Embassies

Today I visited the embassies  of (in alphabetical order):  Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia.  Everyone with whom I met was very helpful even if they didn’t know much about NGO’s working on peacebuilding and reconciliation in their respective countries. … Continue reading

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The Politics of Food

One of the things I’m definitely looking forward to is the food.  Gibanica, kajmak, Turkish coffee, ajvar, incredible cakes and pastries, fresh fruit, vegetables, and farm goods:  tomatoes that actually taste like tomatoes, chicken that actually tastes like chicken.  And … Continue reading

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