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Our latest European weekend road trip started with us loading up the car and checking to make sure we had everyone’s passports. Sarge thought I had packed his, but I just had mine and the kids’. So he went back inside and discovered his passport was in the pocket of a pair of his work … Continue reading The time I washed Sarge’s passport
When I think back years from now about memorable birthdays, today’s will probably rank up there. It’s not because I did anything grand. Well, I did treat myself to a seaside lunch and set up my laptop office for the afternoon in a spot with a nice view: My main mark for the year is … Continue reading ‘Sretan rođendan!’ – A happy birthday in Croatia
Technically, the autumn equinox has not hit yet in this hemisphere. I still have a few more hours to squeeze out of summer. I’m still wearing white jeans, and I took the kids for ice cream after school. I’m not quite ready to let go of this season. Spending the summer in Croatia has me … Continue reading Last taste of summer at Kornati National Park
The last time I saw my parents’ Bosnian exchange student, we were living in our own self-absorbed worlds. I was 25, working as a sports writer at USA Today near Washington, D.C., and going through a bad breakup. She was 18, living in Kentucky with my parents, and homesick and traumatized by war. I didn’t … Continue reading Reuniting with my family’s Bosnian exchange student