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Monthly Archives: October 2011


Macedonia Macedonia.  A fightin’ word… This post from Macedonia includes observations about two cities: Skopje, the capital city of  FYROM [Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia], and Thessalonica, Greece’s second largest city and the capital of Greece’s northern province, Macedonia. Provocatively, I include them both in “Macedonia,” not only for the historical reason they both occupy […]

Blog from Bulgaria

  Blog from Sofia, Bulgaria When I travelled in the 1980s through eastern/south-eastern Europe – this would result in the book Bloodlines in 1993 –  I did not go to Bulgaria, quite deliberately. Among other things at the time, I was trying to situate my Slavic origins in Slavic histories in Europe, especially in those […]

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