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A wish list for our new strong mayor

I’m not surprised any more to see unexpected friends and acquaintances whenever I go downtown, but even for me, last October’s meeting was unusual. Stirred by reports of low interest rates, I’d taken a morning off from work, and drove downtown to an appointment with a banker. It took less than an hour to sign… Continue Reading A wish list for our new strong mayor

The price of rebellion

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In 1990, on my first visit back to a newly free Prague, my cousin Pavla asked me what I wanted most to see. “All the Gothic stuff,” I replied enthusiastically. My cousin, an architecture student too well-mannered to laugh at me, just wrinkled her nose slightly. “There isn’t actually much Gothic to see,” she said… Continue Reading The price of rebellion

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