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September 15, 2009

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I don't know too many people in the Czech Republic but those I do
know--Dan, Honza, Julia, 'Kub, Mirek, Thea, Veronika, Zuzana--make
coming back a joy. My next door neighbor in the village Jarda is always
smiling and dropping one-liners. "Nothing's changed except we're getting younger and better
looking every day," he tells me as their new cat Uhlík--little piece of coal--climbs from top of
gate to shoulder. We were to go to the pub but my desynchronisis got the better of me. I slept
like a corpse for a few hours then woke just before midnight on the eve of my 40th birthday...