Way back when I made a photo book of Bosnia and Herzegovina called People & Places. It was my first go at that kind of book. I think it came out ok. It sold out and we never printed it again. Not sure why. Things tend to go like that here for some reason. What I liked more than creating the book was researching it. My travels and my life here in Sarajevo have had me cross paths with some pretty magnificent human beings. In fact, most of my life I have been blessed with knowing many wonderful people and places. This will be my feeble attempt to tell you about some of them. The picture above, by the way, is my lovely partner Sabina and our son Noah. We were on the island of Korcula in Croatia last summer with friends - twas a lovely place and time.

photo by Sabina Cudic

January 3, 2015
iphones and Macbook's

It's been an awful long time since I pressed the blue 'publish' tab on my wordpress blog administrator. My draft box is full. None of them seemed all that worthy of the blue button. I wonder if this one will. I've asked myself to press it regardless of what may emerge in the coming minutes. […]

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November 20, 2013
Jingle Bells

My son woke me up around 5 am this morning. Well, actually, I had been lying there for some time. Full moons seem to affect both of us equally. The night of the full moon I hardly sleep at all but the few days before and/or after aren't that much better either. The thing is, […]

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September 8, 2013
Connecting Naturally

I was helping a Swiss tv crew do a documentary on Bosnia some years back. I can't recall exactly when but I do  know it was summer. They asked me to take them to Lukomir, the highest and most isolated permanent settlement in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It's as close as one gets to a medieval […]

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March 9, 2013
Sleepless in Sarajevo

I'm humbled. It's been exactly a week since we returned. For five of those nights I don't think I slept more than an hour a night.  It surprised me how long I made it without any shut-eye. I definitely took sleep for granted. I guess because we have to do it I always assumed I […]

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February 9, 2013
Bosnia's gold standard

My wife is right. She says when I come to the states I usually find myself rather flat for writing. Today is no exception. But I'll try anyway. My excuse is that I'm on holiday. I'm taking a break. I'm supposed to unwind. I want and need to unplug. Shouldn't we all? She says it's more […]

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January 26, 2013
10 things I miss most about Bosnia (while in America)

I openly admit it. I am schizophrenic about where I want to be and when at the moment. What is a man to do? Two great choices. Well, an infinite number of choices. Right now I dabble with two. So as I sit here in 25 degree weather (or 77 if you wanna talk F), […]

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January 25, 2013
10 refreshing things about coming to America (from Bosnia)

It has almost gotten to the point, after two decades of absence from the US of A, that I sometimes feel like a tourist in my 'own land.' Or perhaps somewhere in between a local and ferner. There are a handful things I truly miss. This is my top ten. So it goes. 1. It's […]

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January 7, 2013
Road Trip!

I have never - ever - had an uneventful road trip in the Balkans. Barring all barnoneables, We had just crossed the Sava River, the same natural border that creates the political one between Bosnia and Croatia. After the curvy two lane roads of Posavina it was nice to be on the highway. My old […]

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December 31, 2012

I've picked up the laptop to write something positive for the new year about a dozen times in the last 48 hours. I have three drafts in my draft box. I'm not too sure any of them will see the light of day. The thing is, I have a lot on my mind. Maybe starting […]

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December 28, 2012
so you don't believe in destiny, you say?

I had just been relocated to the Croatian island of Brac to work in a refugee camp there. The camp was a hotel on the beach, overlooking the beautiful Adriatic Sea. It was a slight step up from my previous gig. Before that I was volunteering in a refugee camp in the western Herzegovina town […]

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