Posts By: Stephanie

FREEZING GRANDPA

How do you celebrate Christmas in an atheist country? It’s surprisingly easy, actually.  But let me start with the part that’s difficult for foreigners to grasp. The population here in Prague is overwhelmingly atheist:  Something like 75% at last count.  I remember teaching a student once who had a very good vocabulary;  who could easily

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Not Particularly Dead Poets

I started reading a poetry collection recently; don’t know what came over me.  There were poets from every nation, every century, every stylistic genre–  and after the name of each poet, were the years of his or her life.  Born, bla bla bla. . .Died. . . . . . . huh. At first, I

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