May 17, 2012
January 27, 2012

Turning up in Turkana

January 26, 2012

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O marks Nakwamoru village in Turkana, Kenya which I visited in July 2004. A trip to Kenya had been in my mind for some time. The chance to see one of the most diverse countries in Africa was enticing and filled with possibility. I also wanted to visit an old college buddy who had moved to […]

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She Fell Asleep In His Arms

May 12, 2007

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Jan and Johana Smíchova had three children: Lukaš the eldest was twelve, Štepan was ten and Anna the youngest was seven. They lived in Popelčeves, a little village in the hills above the town of Jičín. All the kids went to the Gymnasium school in Jičín and both parents worked in the town. Jan worked […]

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Buying Bread

March 23, 2007

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Every three days or so, I go into my local bakery to buy some fresh and delicious sunflower-seed bread. It’s easily the tastiest bread in Jičín. But unfortunately in Czech, it’s also the most difficult word to pronounce. This bread is only available over the counter so I have to ask for it. I can’t […]

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A Short Attention Span

March 6, 2007

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Like chewing bubble-gum that changes flavour every few minutes, I go from one thing; to the next; to the next; to the next…

Posted in: Fiction

Reflections on Destroying my iTrip

February 19, 2007

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Last November I bought a little accessory for my iPod called an iTrip, which is manufactured by Griffin Technology. The iTrip is a simple radio transmitter that when connected to an iPod broadcasts music via a radio frequency to any nearby radio which is tuned to that same station. So select 99.4fm on your iTrip […]

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