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I’ll be home for Christmas…

For the first time in at least five years, I’ll be home– in the States– for Christmas. Last year, Mom and I were in Haiti. In 2012, Mom came to Quebec City. In 2011, I was living in France and … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve…

Soaking up the quiet in my apartment, broken only by music–not Christmas music at all, Les Cowboys Fringants. A Christmas present for Québécois me, who is going to have to take a vacation for a week or two while Mom … Continue reading

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Balkan Adventure Part 3 of 7: Home Sweet Slovenia

My Slovenian family lives in a small village half an hour outside of Ljubljana, called Cerknica.  Genetically speaking, they aren’t close relatives, but sentimentally they very much are. It’s quite a story…I make no claims for historical accuracy, but here’s … Continue reading

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Barcelona I/Mothers

Here I am in Barcelona.  I don’t really fancy our hotel– no nice receptionist, just a cold foyer with marble steps and dicky doors both getting into the building and to the room. But it’s cheap, so I have no … Continue reading

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Back in Baltimore / Chez mes parents

Step one in my journey is complete; I just made it back to the US. Ten hours in a car  ending up in a warm country where no one knows Stephen Harper, Roméo Dallaire or Carey Price from Adam, and … Continue reading

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