Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Snow, Leap Day 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Old Screen Saver with Butterflies, Dragonflies, Frogs etc:
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Cute Little Mexican House-Finch
Big Fire A Couple Blocks Over
Friday, February 24, 2012
The Birds Are Back!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Delays in Mladić Trial:
Needless to say I don't agree. Maybe Kirk over at Americans For Bosnia would like to wade into this when he us done with his academic work:
And a new movie from Danis Tanović
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Food for thought:
Saturday, February 18, 2012
The Princess' Turbe
The image here was taken before 1934. The turbe was largely destroyed by the 1963 earthquake.
Before that time people used to visit this grave. Little Katarina was maybe 10 when she died. By then she and her brother had become Muslim.
Little Katarina must have had a very good reputation for piety. Burial in a turbe is not for just anyone. It is a very special honor.
The turbe stood solid some 500 years. There are still remains of it.
I searched far and wide in CyberSpace for this image.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Zemelja Krvi I Meda:
Bonus points... film of one of the older mosques in the Bjelava area, my old neighborhood. I nearly wept hearing the ambient sounds, the wind, traffic noises and the competing sounds of the Azan being called from the different mosques.
The snow was deep on all the streets, maybe two feet high on roofs.
Here's Hague Tribunal updates:
And Bosnia is siding with Turkey and Saudi Arabia on the situation in Syria:
The Turks also don't want a buffer zone.
Jolie in Sarajevo:
And Bosnia has decided the Eurovision representation. I hope she does well!:
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I have an app which allows me to tune into the police and fire departments. Lots of people called about the noises. Someone put out the word to the police that indeed it was the Firing Center holding a live-fire exercise.
A little levity from Ministarstvo Veselje
Monday, February 13, 2012
And now back to our regular programming :
Cerić upsets a bunch of people:
My take, yes there were atrocities committed by Muslims in the war. Just because by and large Muslims were victims of more atrocity does not mean any Muslims who committed atrocities should not face justice. In fact it is important that ALL war criminals be tried and punished because unpunished war crimes are the catalyst of future wars.
And Snowmageddon continues on:
And In Other News, Mel's Hole is in the local news:
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Seven Years Online!
Other bloggers dedicated to this region have fallen by the wayside. I do need to get on a big box and take out the links of those blogs no longer functioning.
It's been fun. Gone this far, I guess I'll stick with it.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
The Annals Of Bad Design
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
A worthwhile review of Jolie's film
Peter Lippmann has long been a true friend of Bosnia. I think what he has to say is worth taking into account.
The Big Chill Continues:
Here the weather has not been bad. Cold but sunny.
I keep thinking of my friends in Sarajevo and hoping they are alright.
Fun in Milwaukee :
Monday, February 06, 2012
Xena Warrior Princess:
A neighbor invited me out to lunch. It was very nice. I went also for the first walk that I took entirely on my own. I do look forward to Spring. I plan to get out more because I need exercise.
Not a good idea.
This is interesting food for thought. If it could be done without setting off another war, I think the time has come.
Sunday, February 05, 2012
Paris, Snow and Fog
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Worse than the Dayton Winter:
It even made local news here in the Yakima Gulag's other press and information services!
For more pictures:
No pictures, but lots of info. I wonder how all my friends are, the former S.O. My friends at the shop? My former landlady?
I hope they are alright!
Mostar is just about never under this much snow!
Friday, February 03, 2012
Counting the costs:
And discussions on how to combat organized crime:
Here it is nice out, went on an outing with a couple of neighbors. Saw a lovely herd of elk and deer not far from the road. Missed getting a picture because I was too slow on the draw.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Bosna Mora Biti Jedan!
This story indeed would have once been unthinkable!
And very interesting... but stupid...
The heavy Winter has been all over the news except in the US
When will Dirty Dodik shut up?