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In the Heat of the Day

Prague is under the sunshine and pressed down by humidity. We’re hunkering inside the palace apartment and trying not to move too much.

The good thing about Prague’s heatwaves are they only last while the sun is out. At night, by 10 o’clock, the air cools and a breeze picks up to wash all that moisture away. So different from Chicago and Illinois moisture that settles on you like a wet, hot towel taken from the microwave!

So then to entertain you visually, here are some recent pictures of flowers and stuff.

Asia got an end-of-the-term gift… another gorgeous orchid

And Asia also got another present: a single rose!

Here’s a charm that came with a pack of Orbit chewing gum. This lovely onion reminds you to chew-chew-chew!


What Beauty is my newest novel, a story of art, obsession and ego. Read an excerpt here. It’s available as an ebook, too.

The Village Wit (2010) is a humorous and sometimes dark odyssey through village life, love’s fall, sexual politics, and that place where memory and modern love intersect. Read an excerpt here. This book is also available as an ebook.

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