Stolpersteine Ceremony

Last week I was privileged to attend a Stolpersteine Ceremony in the town of Olomouc in Czech Republic (3 hours from Prague). I was very honored to be invited to this important memorial by my friend, Jill Meron. Jill had only started researching her family in Czech Republic a little over a year ago and…

Finding Sobriety in Prague

Today is a very important day for me. It has been exactly a year since I accidentally posted a video meant for a private online recovery group as someone who suffers with anxiety and with that developed alcohol use disorder (to put it mildly). I was mortified when I realized my post did not go…

A Rose by any other name

A Rose by any other name is sweet, according to Shakespeare. But in my case I really am a Rose – a Rose Ann.  I was named for my grandmother Rose and my grandmother Ann. Who knew that the cartoon ‘Underdog’ would influence what I would be called for the rest of my life which…

Thanksgiving was cancelled!!!

Of course, Czech’s don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s not even a day off this week. So some American Expats have the feast on Saturday.  In all the years I’ve lived in Prague I’ve never cooked a turkey. For one, the oven is too small for the undertaking of a full bird. Secondly, Thanksgiving is to be…

All Souls Day

Today we went to pay our respects to Michal’s parents Bedřich and Olga and his dear beautiful cousin, Lucie Kolařova at the family plot in a little village outside of Prague called Čestlice.  It reminded me of the article I wrote for “The Bridge” magazine comparing both the Czech and Montana traditions on All Souls…