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Try This For Your True Love Tomorrow

Maj April 30, 2011 Allan Stevo A young man who wants to impress a girl at this time of year has a traditional option that he can use to make that happen.  First, he gathers his friends together for a trip into the forest.  They find the tallest, straightest tree, fell it, and bring it […]

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Ash Wednesday Comes And Social Ball Season Ends

Ples February 28, 2011 By Allan Stevo It was once commented to me “In Slovakia every minority has their own ples.”  And I’ve found that in many ways to be true.  Ples is the Slovak word for “social ball.”  They take place en masse at this time of year.  (BratislavaGuide.com usually lists a few of […]

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All Five Senses In Bratislava

Reduta and the Slovak Philharmonic January 17, 2011 Allan Stevo Last Saturday, I attended a concert given by the Slovak Philharmonic.  A little out of character, they performed pieces from Indiana Jones films, The Pirates of the Caribbean films, and the Harry Potter films. Listening to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra play has always been a […]

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All Five Senses – Part II

Reduta – Part II January 17, 2010 By Allan Stevo The first section of this essay dealt with themes of beauty and music, beauty and government (especially the Communist government of Czechoslovakia), and many of my own uninformed biases.  In the second part of this essay, I take time to identify part of the role […]

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Where Were You 21 Years Ago Today?

  November 17, 1989 November 22, 2010 By: Allan Stevo Twenty-one years ago today marked the start of the Velvet Revolution. It began on the International Day of Students, November 17, 1989. In 1939, Jan Opletal, who was a Czech medical school student was killed by the Nazis during a protest against the Nazi occupation […]

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