Cold Defiance

The Czech Republic, having successfully controlled the Corona virus, has begun the process of reopening stores, restaurants, and other public spaces. Food (potraviny) and drug stores (lekarny in the Czech Republic) have always remained open. Today, restaurants and pubs could begin serving food and drinks at outdoor tables. Our adopted …

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Midnight Rain in Prague

A video taken shortly after midnight from my office window. A simple Prague street under a light summer rain shower.

Is Our Surreal Work-From-Home Life Now Less Surreal or More Surreal?

We keep hearing about how much life has changed for everyone in the Covid-19 pandemic. We don’t doubt this is true for many, many people and we sympathize with their wrenching struggles to adapt. Their lives have become surreal. But despite the virus, despite (most likely) even having had the …

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Prague Is Closed

We had been expecting it for a few weeks and it has finally happened. The Czech government has declared the country to be on lock down to protect people from the coronavirus. D took a short walk to see what Prague was like with everything closed. He wasn’t able to …

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Site Delayed

Our plans had been to set up this site and then launch on 1 March 2020, but life had other plans. On 24 February, Douglas came down with a bad case of flue and a week later Paula caught it. For all we know, it was that virus that we …

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Why Prague?

People often ask us why we decided to move to Prague. We can’t answer it better than to simply say that Prague has always felt like home. Why should that be? We don’t know. Neither of us have any connection to the city or its culture. No Czech ancestry on …

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