Letter from Albania: Why I want to leave

Dear Alan, You ask me why, I, as a successful professional   with a good  job and  a  husband who works for a successful company living in   a small...

Parallel Universes

One of the many characteristics of the  Communist world was the insistence that the ‘ideal’ be  constantly portrayed as ‘reality’ and that reality be relegated to  the...
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Feet on the Brakes

When I first visited Albania in 2005 I had one overwhelming impression: ‘This country has a lot of potential.’  I saw, as others before and since have...

About the Albanian Human Rights Project (AHRP)

In January 2016, I was acquainted with a wonderful lady called Rose Dosti. She has been coming to Albania off and on since 1991. Almost immediately, after...

Rare video footage of Albania in 1978

These are some rare video footage in color of Albania as it was in the year 1978. I wish I could say that I remember it then,...

Why I choose to protest as a citizen of Tirana!

Yesterday I found myself working till late to finish daily chores. It’s not uncommon but yesterday I had good reason! I spent a couple of hours outside participating...

Visiting the mysterious ‘House of Leaves”!

I have been tempted to write about this particular ‘house’ before, but recently when I learned that it would be opened to the public, I rushed to...

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