Bosnia’s Continuing Education

How does one have final reflections on an experience that will continue to impact you for the rest of your life? Now that I have been home for a few days, I don’t think that you can.  The experience I had and relationships that I made while there will continue ...

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A Thousand Pictures, a Thousand Favorites and Not Enough Words for Either

Being able to choose only one picture that is my favorite from the past eight weeks is a completely impossible task.  Every time that I have taken a picture of something or someone here it quickly becomes my favorite picture…until I capture another moment in time or place that is ...

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A Thousand Pictures, a Thousand Favorites and Not Enough Words for Either

Being able to choose only one picture that is my favorite from the past eight weeks is a completely impossible task.  Every time that I have taken a picture of something or someone here it quickly becomes my favorite picture…until I capture another moment in time or place that is ...

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Take A Sip…and a Breath

Finding that one place to settle and feel completely comfortable in a foreign country is not something often done easily.  Due to cultural differences, language barriers and a variety of other things that make one feel out of place when away from home, sometimes finding that one spot in which ...

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Private Moments with Amazing People

I could probably write a hundred posts about my time in Srebrenica and the people that I have met never really come close to expressing all that it was and all that it will continue to be.  There are so many different facets to the experience, the emotions, and the ...

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Walking with One Foot in the Past and One Foot in the Past

One of the many things that I have found myself thinking about often while here in BiH is the seemingly ever present dichotomy between all that has happened here (and continues to happen in some cases) and the amazing beauty, hospitality and grace of this place and its people. The ...

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You Can’t Rush Perfect Timing

As I am slowly beginning to discover in Bosnia, things will happen when they are supposed to happen.  They can’t be forced, rushed or sometimes even planned.  My natural state of being is someone who always has a plan, a schedule, a task to be completed or an errand to ...

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A Culture of Inclusion Despite a History of Division

Our first week in BiH has been filled with contrasts.  Some of which have been pleasant surprises and others that have taken some thought and getting used to.  Culturally, Bosnians are in general, a much more open and warm people.  You can find this in the United States of course, ...

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Sarajevo and Its People Say Welcome!

I have always thought that if you are really listening to yourself you can tell almost immediately whether or not you like something.  A person.  A place.  An atmosphere.  There is something that just clicks within you when you come upon something that is about to be amazing, even if ...

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Sarajevo and Its People Say Welcome!

I have always thought that if you are really listening to yourself you can tell almost immediately whether or not you like something.  A person.  A place.  An atmosphere.  There is something that just clicks within you when you come upon something that is about to be amazing, even if ...

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