Monthly Archives: September 2015

“Otec” (“Dad”) by Milan Rufus

  “Otec” by Rufus September 30, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on June 19, 2015.” This piece was taken from a collection of poems by Milan Rufus, Ako stopy v snehu (Like Footprints in the Snow), translated by Allan Stevo. The translated collection “In Poems” is available on […]

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My Friend, Dr. Kuruc

Pan Riaditel Kuruc September 30, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on June 18, 2015.” This piece was written in May 2015 and published on 52 Weeks in Slovakia in June 2015. Summary: My friend passed away. He was a leader of men. His passing is an important opportunity […]

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Happy New Year from Slovakia, by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius September 30, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on January 1, 2015.” Marcus Aurelius is said to have written portions of his still read Meditations some 1,800 years ago from the Roman province of Pannonia (present-day Austria, Hungary, and former Yugoslavia) looking out across the land today […]

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17 November 1989 – The Fall of Communism: A Victory For The People

Velvet Revolution September 29, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on November 17, 2014.” On November 17, 1989, the people of Czechoslovakia took a decisive step away from the nanny state. The nanny state in Czechoslovakia was one that sought to control all aspects of life. Controlling Individuals Those […]

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How to Find the Best Public Protests in Slovakia – In 5 Simple Steps

Public Protests September 29, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on November 17, 2014.” The US Embassy does US citizens residing locally the service of occasionally notifying them of protests to steer clear of. This important service is one that any traveller to any region should take note of. […]

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2 Wild and Crazy Ways That “Ben & Jerry’s” Betrayed the Slovaks

  The Festrunk Brothers September 29, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on November 8, 2014.” Any American of a certain age seems to remember the slightly creepy and very funny skit that featured Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd as the swinging, heavily-accented, plaid-pants-wearing Festrunk Brothers. They were “Two […]

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Eulogizing a Slovak Member of the US Congress

  James Anthony Traficant, Jr. (May 8, 1941 – September 27, 2014) September 28, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on September 30, 2014.” Jim Traficant, a Slovak-American member of the US House of Representatives, passed away this weekend. Traficant was a political figure with a checkered past who […]

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This Autumn Marks 25 Years. Will You Help Me Look for Events Commemorating the Fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe?

The Autumn Ahead September 28, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on September 18, 2014.” Dear Readers, In the upcoming months we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain. November 17, 1989 is considered the day that Czechoslovakia started her peaceful Velvet Revolution […]

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The 12 Day Serbian Challenge

Serbian Language September 28, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on September 17, 2014.”   A friend invited me a few hours ago to meet Serbian friends of his on business some days from now.  For the sake of camaraderie it’s good to know foreign languages. As many of […]

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Mailbag – Will Ukrainian Fighting Spread into Slovakia?

September 27, 2015 Allan Stevo “This item first appeared at 52 Weeks in Slovakia on May 17, 2014.” Dear Allan, Hello! Could you please comment on the political and cultural impact problems in Ukraine might have on Slovakia?… My son lives in Slovakia and I was curious about your viewpoint. any input would really be […]

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