In the last three months, Remi has:
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday's election showed that Austrians have tilted wayyyy right, which seems to be where they're most comfortable most of the time.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Apparently, I have special driving privileges that no one else in the country has. I proved it on Saturday by driving down the Hauptallee in the Prater, (Prater: think The Third Man). I felt quite powerful, my little car putzing along a huge, empty boulevard.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I had bizness to tend to recently, which had me at a village police station asking for some documents.
Posted by Patti McCracken at 8:28 PM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I was in a newsroom in Montenegro working with a local journalist named Ratko. Except for us and two other reporters, the newsroom was empty.
Posted by Patti McCracken at 9:25 PM
I'm sitting here about 5,000 miles away, deeply worried about someone I've never met.
I never heard much about her until a few days ago, when a request rang out on a rather closeknit writers' forums I'm active on.
One of our own is in trouble, the post read. She is desperately ill with ALS, has a very young son and is days away from losing her house to foreclosure.
Lore Hall Steele is a fabulous writer. To know what I'm talking about, read this
Washington Post essay she wrote.
Ironically, this article was written long before she knew she was ill, but was only published for the first time this summer.
There is a blogathon set up to help Lori, and provides the following summary of her condition:
A summary of Lori's work:
Based in Michigan, she has published more than 3,000 articles for local, regional and national publications. She copy-editedMichael Moore’s book (Michigan's most controversial son) "Dude, Where’s My Country?" and helped launch his Traverse City Film Festival.
Another equally helpful site, Save Lori's House. also provides more information on Lori, her work, her young son and her situation. She needs you. Five or ten dollars can make a difference.
Posted by Patti McCracken at 4:06 PM
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
My friend Rick was upset with my posts about Palin--didn't like that I was, as he saw it, perpetuating rumors. My initial response to him was that I had only presented the facts. But then on reflection, I realized I had done more than that--I had outright questioned the maternity of Palin's infant son.
Posted by Patti McCracken at 1:03 PM