Monthly Archives: July 2015

Srebrenica/Potocari…

Yesterday as I sat outside our little B&B in the peaceful town of Kalampaka (Greece) with the Meteora rock formations towering above, breathing the hot, dry smell of pine and cedar while cicadas ran riot with their midsummer song, I … Continue reading

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Sarajevo, Part Two

The past few days have been a whirlwind — we’re now in Athens so I’m trying to get caught up.  The original plans for after Sarajevo had been to go to Banja Luka to meet with Aleksandar Zholja of Network … Continue reading

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Sarajevo, Part One

Where to begin?  It is now our last night here (though, as with Belgrade, fortunately we will be passing through again once C and K get here).  I have never actually been to Sarajevo before and truly didn’t know what … Continue reading

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First Encounter

  On Monday (7/13) after lunch with my aunt B (correction:  first cousin-once-removed…) I had my first meeting with a human rights group:  the Center for Civic Initiatives (Grandjanske Inicijative), part of Human Rights House in Belgrade which houses four … Continue reading

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Monasteries

Studenica.  Manasija.  Mileseva.  Sopocani.  Gracanica.  Decani… These are words I grew up with, conveying as they did a sense of deep mystery and mysticism.  In addition to being a Serb, my mother was also a Byzantine scholar.  So these sites, … Continue reading

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Photos

First set of photos now posted!

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“Mostly They Get Along… As Long As They’re Not Killing Each Other”

We have arrived in Belgrade!  We, my daughter S and I, arrived in that blurry where-am-I-what-day-is it state of jet-lagged semi-consciousness after a flight filled with crying babies, slamming overhead compartments, spilled wine (at least it was white and not … Continue reading

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