Na zdravje, Alenka!

Bullfight continues into the month of May. Today celebrates my friend Alenka, the proof that internet brings closer. (Not that I need another proof, given where I am.) First let me salute all my other Taurus (girl)friends who will not be getting their own post for their birthdays (waaaah!) because there are just too many….

WPC: A good match these days is hard to find

STILL, WHAT FOLLOWS ARE ENOUGH MATCHES TO LIGHT TWENTY FIRES. AND ONE SCARY GRAPH. First, as usually, here is the past week on my blog in bullet-points, which is better than bullets. There were: A photo story of my transfer from Slovenia to Italy with no regard to odds; an almost 360 degree view of Ljubljana from the Skyscraper and…

Happy birthday, M+M+MLK

There are three people to celebrate today: Mr. King and two friends who were born on this day the same year as me. 1. Since today is Martin Luther King in the USA, a little tale on the subject. How happy I was to find the mural depicting MLK last winter in the middle of Ljubljana! So…

WPC: Antipanti-cipation

If you ask me now, the anticipation is obvious: Slovenia is winking at me. Just a little longer. The title stems from an old Slovenian poem by Janez Menart entitled “Antisong”: Anti-avtor je zvrst bebca, anti-avion je ptič. Anti-Pepe, to je Pepca, anti-panti ni pa nič« (1979). In quick translation: “Anti-author is a sort of moron, anti-airplane is…

A brave another world

Who’d guess that mountains (ok, and a bathtub) would be the most missed objects if one moves to Tuscany? There is one mountain queen in Tuscany called Monte Amiata, and when we wished to visit it in late April, it snowed. And then it snowed up the road leading to the top again, in July! Drama! To take amore to Slovenian mountains…

WPC: Edgy, Slovenian-style

About a month ago we spent a day on the edge. Of civilisation, normalcy, unmountainness, unsnow, if you ask a Roman native. Ten minutes higher up another world begins. But today only the edge. Welcome to Logarska dolina, Slovenia. First, a promotional ad, shot in this valley among other locations, which came out with the slogan “Slovenia,…

Playtime

Think of playtime like an innovation lab where tomorrow’s civilization is being actively designed. —Jordan Shapiro (more quotes on importance of play here) Photo: a © signature mmm production

WPC: What frames you?

I love these kind of challenges where I can curate and create one little personal exhibition. Once I start browsing my archives, I soon gather a bunch of images to the theme, but I don’t stop. I keep looking through the latest, and then I remember an old one, and ohh, look at this one, and I…