It’s been eight months. I have finally uploaded a new podcast. This one is epic, long, dark — it’s the story of … Read the rest “Podcast episode 6: What’s in a name? How Herzegovina was named.”
There are questions that we constantly seem to hear. One of them is “why did you choose to go to Bosnia?” It’s a fair question. Why, of all the places in the world, would you choose to make your home … Read the rest “Questions people always ask: Why Bosnia?”
It has been quite a while since I’ve recorded a new podcast, and I hope that you haven’t fallen into despair while waiting … Read the rest “Podcast Episode 4: What is Culture and Should We Make It?”
Lately, it seems our family has done nothing but drive around Bosnia and Herzegovina, visiting tourist sites and eating at restaurants. Well, the trip we just came back from was for work, so we didn’t get a choice in the … Read the rest “Adventures in Herzegovinan spelunking (Vjetrenica Cave and Stanica Hotel in Ravno, Bosnia and Herzegovina)”
For the third summer in a row, our family took our summer vacation to the coastal paradise of Blace, Croatia. We love this location, and we’ve come to love vacation too. If you’re looking for a place off the beaten … Read the rest “A review of Blace, Croatia: The GREATEST vacation destination in the world. ever. It has KITEBOARDING.”
That was going through my head one day in 2003 when someone told me I should go there. Our organization was sending young recent graduates there to work with young people. Go, work, live, play, he said, and … Read the rest “A new perspective on change: The grass isn’t always greener”
From time to time, I’ve written here about the importance of having and building a good reputation in the community where one works. Whether one is in a small town or in the capital city, having a good reputation will … Read the rest “The importance of a good reputation, revisited”
I was waiting for an X-ray at the hospital in Bijeli Brijeg when the technician finally poked his head out the door.
“Um, Jonathan? Do you… um, speak…?”
“Yes, I speak your language,” I said.
“Alright! Wow! That’s great. I’ve … Read the rest “I belong here, and you don’t.”