Friday, December 23, 2011


My memoir, Prague: My Long Journey Home, went "live" today. While it is available on and, the fastest and simplest way to order it is directly from the publisher, Abbott Press. Simply click on:

and you're there. Then, on the right side of the page, select either the soft-cover book or the hard-cover book. (The e-book will be available soon.)

I will be pleased and honored if you read my memoir, and I will appreciate your comments about it.

Thank you, and I wish you Happy Holidays and all the best for he new year!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sad day -- and not only for Czechs

Today is a sad day for all the world because one of our great humanitarians and statesmen died. Vaclav Havel was the first president of free Czechoslovakia -- and later the Czech Republic -- after the Velvet Revolution of 1989. He was the last of my heroes in public life, and I mourn his loss.

Friday, December 16, 2011

PRAGUE: MY LONG JOURNEY HOME is being printed!

Here it is: the cover of Prague: My Long Journey Home. The book will be available shortly. I will keep everyone informed via this blog, my Facebook page, and a blast e-mail to those on my mailing list. Anyone who wishes to be added to the latter should respond via my web site: