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Random thoughts from a strange brain.

Elevator Etiquette

A friend of mine moved to Prague from England a few years ago.  He had been living with his newly pregnant wife and working with an IT firm when an opportunity came open in the Czech Republic.   Both of … Continue reading

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What the What? Part 2

I saw him again today, but not before I smelled him.  (If you’re wondering who “he” is, read the first post.) Perhaps not so strangely, it was after the same job, a month later, that I spied my comically round … Continue reading

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What the what?

I was riding the tram back from a job.  It was an auspicious morning until the conductor rousted a comically round, desperately homeless gypsy from the train.  He was ticket-less and asleep.  When asked to leave the gypsy (whose bulbous stomach poked … Continue reading

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The Scots Invade Prague

It started on Thursday morning with a trickle of kilts and blue shirts through Old Town Square: hardly noticeable amidst the flood of nationalities that regularly tour the city (not to mention that I was already distracted because someone had … Continue reading

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Kundera said…

“What we have not chosen we cannot consider either our merit or our failure.” -Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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Dobry Den!

Good day from Prague! I know, it’s been a bloody long time since I’ve posted.  Let me assure you that I am alive and this post has not been coerced by the secret police.  I’ve just been terribly busy with … Continue reading

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