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…

Why walk like an Egyptian when you can swim?

Somehow I always feel like a bit of an outsider living in Prague, but I didn’t think I would be anything other than a tourist  in Egypt. So when we checked into the hotel and the staff greeted us with ‘ahoj’ and ‘jak se maš’, it dawned on me that I was at a destination…

Decades of Twinning

I have a hard time claiming the success of being a single mom when in fact I really had a sister wife (in the best sense of the word) for about 5 years living in San Diego. Oprah really lost out on a great show when she didn’t respond to any of my letters about…

Pietni Park

Oddly enough, the pet cemetery (Pietni Park)  is one of my favorite places to walk. Not just because Michal has often joked that he might send me to the nearby psychiatric hospital, but also because its in a pretty part of Prague. The photo with all the toys is not a child’s grave but rather someone’s…