In late 2004 I received a Journalism Fellowship from the German Marshall Fund. Continue reading
I met Dobra Bielinski in a history colloquium at UIC, Continue reading
One night I went to a party in an artist’s apartment in Pilsen. It was a little basement apartment crowded with people and the guy’s paintings. A belly dancer came from behind curtains. Stepping onto a little carpet, she went into a slow, strange gyrating dance. I liked it so much I wrote an article about the dancer.
I received a journalism fellowship in ’04 to traverse Europe’s farm markets, but I couldn’t break away til the fall of ’06. I saw cows, goats and pigs in five countries and talked to farmers who leave their wild boars to eat acorns in the forest. I learned about chestnuts in Italy. I produced little journalism from it but wrote this little essay.