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Duben Ghosts of Freedom

I never felt closer to my American heritage (except for maybe during the Olympics this winter) than when Obama came to Prague in April 2010. How odd, this visit, falling between the bombs in the Moscow Metro of Lubyanka and the death of the Polish President, Lech Kaczynski, before the Iceland volcano eruptions, spraying ash into the aerospace closing down European airspace. Our freedom and safety does indeed rest on precarious energies. Obama’s speech was a moving reiteration of the shared…

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Seaside Lotus

Krishnamurti, teacher of many things, I am studying this, and many philosophies.  Its easy to see why so many great thinkers came from Italy, it is the natural progression of the human to wonder why we are given the beauty of this place… It is possible to disconnect from the trap of the rat race and be introspective, here between the sea and the mountains, far from everything I know- even the English language.  The distance from here is enough…

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Petrin Hill

The stone stairways going up to fort and older castle ruins atop the hills, lies the observatory, for watching the splendor of the ever changing skies in greater detail.  I walked there last night, my first visit.  I found an enchanted garden and a magic workshop gallery.  In a house in the forest, like fairy tales of Hansel and Gretel finding the witches cottage deep within the woods. The thicker growths of summer leaves, at their fullest spreading over the jade and…

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