Exaggerated obligingness is one aspect of life here.
That is what these forest fires felt like.
You don’t choose them, but you rarely want to change them.
To the uninitiated, a 10-year-old’s birthday party might seem like a tame way to spend the day. Ha!
In countries like Slovakia, we are in danger of ignoring real progress because we are enraged by the flaws that remain, and altering our standards as time goes by.
I’m not sure if there is a typical Canadian way to get married.
The heart wants what it wants, but is oblivious to the pain that comes with getting it.
It turns out that drama and struggle are not essential to the good life.
The world has never been this safe, and may never be again.
In Slovakia, I was seen as a dewy-eyed liberal. Back home, I am a stick-in-the-mud conservative without even a tattoo to mark him as chill.
The arrow of history points towards greater respect for other life.
If experience is the mother of wisdom, why aren’t second and third marriages more successful?
As a trivial world turns, we lose what cannot be replaced.
Monday’s attack in Toronto was not, as many feared, related to religious or political terrorism.
If you eat animal flesh, you should not be squeamish about slaughtering your dinner.
MP Peter Marček and his Internet troll brethren are right – I didn’t come home because I missed Canadian beer.
Have Canadians, insulated from the cruelty of life elsewhere, become too sentimental? Or have Slovaks been made callous to the fate of others by decades of cynical misrule?
US President Trump fires foreign minister Tillerson to defend Moscow’s lies.
What has happened to PM Fico to leave him so indifferent to right and wrong?
I leave knowing that I have seen the best of what Slovaks can be.