Illmensee, Germany, May Day 2014

Illmensee, Germany, May Day 2014

Memorials Patrice and I have been in Illmensee, Germany these few weeks.  I was stationed eight years in Germany. Christopher and Michelle were born here, Robert, Marcia and Deborah had their escapades and I count myself a Germanophile.  I can remember only one...
The Slavs, Tragically

The Slavs, Tragically

 It seems idyllic We are in Ljubljana today and tomorrow, 14 & 15 April 2014, passing through Slovenia on our way to six-months in Germany; it will be research, more or less,  for me, a pilgrimage, more or less, for Patrice.  Patrice’s mother lived her...
Leaving Rovinj

Leaving Rovinj

Departing Istria,  14 April 2014 We are leaving the Istria Peninsula this week-end after a six-month stay. On the apartment floor is a mailing box, Hrvatska posta, Extra Large. We over-packed and are mailing things back to America before we leave for Germany.  Patrice...
The Slavs, Tragically

Istria, January 2014

Bihac, Bosnia-Herzogovina Last week Patrice and I went to Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina for our ninth wedding anniversary. Driving from Bihac to Velika Kladusia (border town between Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina) one encounters roadside memorials commemorating WWII...