ONE YEAR: It seems to be accepted form to note milestones of this sort, so I hereby announce that this little blog is one year old today. Here is what I wrote then:
Havel has just left office. His likely successor is an ice-cold, buzz-cutted slippery customer; the Royal Usurper to Havel's Philosopher King. After ten years in this city, I am not sure whether this is an end or a beginning. In many ways, this seems like the wrong time to be starting something like this. But we shall see.