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Life

The Pride of Slovenia

We did it. All of us. Citizens and new government both. The epidemic in Slovenia looks to be under control. The government’s measures, the citizens’ discipline, and the good fortune that we’re a country of small towns and villages have done the trick. Since May 1st, for two weeks now, we have had less than […]

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Death Life

Mother Is Not A Number

First, repeating covid-19 advice: maintain social distance, maintain hygiene, follow local healthcare guidelines, protect yourself and protect others, wear a mask or anything that stops you coughing on others, if you are sick avoid infecting others. The leaders of the ‘Free World’ have been pathetically, woefully slow in their response to covid-19. They delayed and […]

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Life

Eight Hundred Years and Change

Korea is very far from Slovenia. Though airplanes hurtle us through the air at hundreds of kilometres an hour in the aluminum bottle bodies, it still takes very nearly a whole day. Add in the jetlag of an eight hour difference, and it becomes an ordeal. I visit once a year, rarely twice. This year […]

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Life

34 Wish You Were Here

The Dead Land In early 1990 I was a kid living in Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania, with my expat Yugoslav parents, and I was very proud of my country. That country, Yugoslavia, existed in 1990, occupying about 250 thousand square kilometres of southern Europe. About half the size of France, if you want comparisons. […]

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Cooking Life

26 In Search of Lost Sandwiches (Panino Ena)

Panino Ena: In Search of Lost Sandwiches I was sitting in the once-red train of the Slovenian Railways heading north from Ljubljana to Jesenice, under a harsh-blue sky and snow-capped mountains, repeating a journey I used to make nearly weekly when I was a student at the University of Ljubljana. The train was the same […]