On Aging

I'll give you a one-word summary of my philosophy on aging. It blows. That's two words. So sue me. I'm old. Not old as in the Bible, but old enough to think of the '90s as the "good ol' days." In the '90s I was in high school. And then in college. That's pretty much …

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Where to go when you need to go

In the holiday spirit of giving—which I'm still clinging to, rather stubbornly—I'm going to gift you folks religiously following my blog (religiously, for how else would you follow me?) with something only fancy schmancy travel sites provide. What am I about to give you? The gift that you'll be able to use not only now, …

Ode to Joy

  I like beer. I love beer. Some days, I'd like to retreat into a nice, frosty bottle of beer. But then again, some days, I do just that. So what's so great about beer? Let me answer with a counter-question: what's so great about potpourri? I could drink beer out of anything. A clean …

In the land of beautiful women

Being a Serbian of average looks is no easy task. Sometimes I feel like such an underachiever. A failure, almost. It’s hard to walk down the street here and avoid comparing yourself to hundreds of other women rubbing shoulders with you on the sidewalk. It’s a tall order just going to the supermarket, minding your …

Getting in shape (yeah, I’m a circle, what are you?)

Once, as a child, I found an old book hidden behind the shelf in the living room. It was a weirdly-shaped soft-cover book called “Beginners Kung Fu,” and someone in the family had clearly been embarrassed about having purchased, or received it as a gift, at some strange point in his/her life. Inside was a “brief” …