November 7, 2020
I surprised myself with this one....

I'm gonna go out on a limb here. I'm a 'liberal' by most definitions. But I'd like to consider myself a pragmatist as well. I just listened to the National Rifle Association (NRA) press conference. They spewed their right-wing scare tactics as usual. No question there. But they certainly raised some legitimate points. The bottom […]

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February 17, 2020
Bad wiring

I guess when you live somewhere long record a few sad moments here and there. Bosnia and Herzegovina has given me a lot of joy in the past quarter-century. It has also made me thought I was losing my mind at times. And it certainly knows how to press my rage button on occasion. […]

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November 20, 2019
If I may...

I share the outrage and disgust and sadness that many people feel after seeing the photographs of the Pazaric Children's Home presented by Sabina Cudic today in the Federation parliament. To be honest, I am a bit shocked that we are so shocked. The harshness and cruelty the government and its institutions have shown its […]

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December 24, 2018
The journey

I think for the most part this blog has faded into oblivion. I think it would be easy to blame the sneaky snatching of my .com domain. Too easy, in fact. It would probably be even easier to blame the overwhelming feeling of apathy and lethargy that has gripped me and what seems, from my […]

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January 29, 2018
Fell asleep at the wheel

TheBosniaGuy fell asleep at the wheel. My domain expired and lickety-split someone gobbled up my .com domain name. Not sure why would be interesting for anyone except to sell it back to me for being a slacker. So instead I'll pay a different price. I've officially ditched dot com and have gone dot net. […]

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September 23, 2017
Tone from the top

I wonder where our leaders have gone. I'm not talking about the ranks of a Mandela or a Gandhi...I'd just settle for an intelligent, level-headed individual who is aware of two things: How incredibly and irreversibly intertwined our lives on this planet are and How incredibly and hopefully not irreversibly fucked we currently are. I […]

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June 5, 2017
I think Anes was right

Today is World Environment Day. I was invited to be a panelist to discuss environmental issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was a well-organized event in the Botanical Gardens at the National Museum. There were ambassadors and ministers, public figures and fellow activists. I have avoided any public speaking gigs lately...largely due to the fact […]

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February 23, 2016
To police or not to police

I come from a family that has always prided itself in community service. It seems to be part of our DNA.  Whether it be education, medicine, or other safety services…that would pretty much describe our extended clan. My uncle was a fireman and policeman for 45 years. My cousins, his son and daughter, were also […]

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September 7, 2015
Walking the walk

The carnage in Syria has gnawed at my conscience since the bloodbath began in 2011. But unlike the Bosnian war, which was up close and personal, or the slaughter(s) in Gaza, Syria seemed just far enough out of reach for me to conveniently put it on the back burner. The flow of Syrian refugees just […]

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April 18, 2015
Dog eat dog world

This may be depressing. Then again, maybe not. No, it probably will be. Not too long ago we had the good fortune to move into the eco-house we have been building for seven years. It was a rewarding and equally frustrating process. One I am most certainly grateful for. I sat on the terrace to […]

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