Sloppy Joe

Last night, I suddenly got hungry,
in a way that rarely happens to me
It was ten o'clock while the northern night
was well underway
my daughters and their guest were sitting
on the terrace and chatting
I lit the stove and took the meat sauce
out of the fridge
I put four tablespoons of sauce
on the hot pan and cracked an egg
I made the best Sloppy Joe of my life
and ate it with delight
In a beautiful purple night woven from satin

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Tri godine

Danas je tačno tri godine otkako mama nije sa nama. Prošlo je hiljadu i devedeset i pet dana otkako je otišla, i još uvijek je prisutna ogromna praznina u duši.
Nedostaje, nedostaje mnogo…


Well, it's that time of the year when my wife and I meet up with her colleague and her husband for dinner. We've dined at MeMu (a now-closed Michelin-starred restaurant) and Vedelsborg (also closed) in the past. This year, we opted for Restaurant Nögen, located at the same spot as MeMu.

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I've seen this post by Haris Pašović, a theater director, in which he mentions Damir Uzunović, a Bosnian poet, and his poem Nokturno:

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Media consumption in April 2024

Here's the list of some of the media I consumed in April 2024. Mostly, it's films, books, articles, and videos.

My media consumption in March 2024

Here's the list of some of the media I consumed in March 2024. Mostly, it's films, books, articles, and videos.

Concert: The Music of Hans Zimmer and Others

Amra and I went to a concert in Kolding last Friday. It was the concert where an orchestra played many Hans Zimmer soundtracks from movies like Top Gun, Dune, The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar and others.

It was fun listening to many fabulous tracks from one of my favorite film composers, but the orchestra also played a few compositions of Ennio Moricone (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly).

My favorite Hans Zimmer soundtracks are Gladiator and Interstellar. Hvala, Amra!

Rječnik sumnji

Krajem marta ove godine i početkom aprila sam bio u Bosni, jer za vrijeme Uskrsa imam kraći odmor. Te dane sam iskoristio da sa ocem odemo do našeg rodnog grada, Bosanskog Šamca. Jedan dan smo otišli u Brčko, a kadgod svratim u "glavni" grad Posavine, navratim i u knjižaru Knjigoljubac. U knjižari sam sreo zaposlenika, pa smo tako upali u priču. Ispostavilo se da se radi o pjesniku Almiru Zalihiću, te da je taj dan pomagao u trgovini svome sinu, koji je zapravo vlasnik knižare. I tako su dva pjesnika pričali o svemu u tih petnaestak minuta.

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Bosnia in Easter

I drove 1,750 kilometers from Denmark to Bosnia with my dad. It went really smoothly, without any issues on the road. The trip to Bosnia took only 18 hours. We visited our hometown Bosanski Šamac. We stayed there for about eight-nine days, and then we drove back to Denmark again. We were together with my uncle, who still lives in the town, and we also visited Gradačac and Brčko. We had a great weather in Šamac, it was between 25 and 28 degrees.

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View at the eastern part of Bos. Šamac.

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Quo Vadis, Aida?

Quo Vadis, Aida? is a touching and powerful film that sheds light on one of the darkest chapters in recent European history. Directed by Jasmila Žbanić, this Bosnian war drama takes us back to 1995 during the Bosnian War when the UN-designated safe area of Srebrenica was tragically overrun by fascist Serbian forces.

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Aida doing everything to protect her family.

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My media consumption in February 2024

Here's the list of some of the media I consumed in February 2024. Mostly, it's films, books, articles, and videos.
* Kafu mi draga ispeci performed by Damir Imamović. Dad used to sing and whistle this song occasionally when I was a boy, and that's why I love it so much. The image of my father humming this old song as he prepares to leave the apartment is deeply, deeply etched in my head and evokes pleasant, warm emotions. It reminds me of my wonderful childhood, my good father and my late mother whom he always loved immensely. I also remember an early dawn. I was six or seven years old. It's still dark outside, and I woke up in my grandma's apartment, who was probably preparing breakfast in the kitchen, and Predrag Gojković Cune is singing this remarkable song on the radio.
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The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity

In religious studies, few topics are as controversial as the origins of Christianity. One of the most interesting figures in this narrative is the apostle Paul. His influence on the early Christian movement is undeniable. In his book, “The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity,” Hyam Maccoby delves into the historical context surrounding Paul's life and teachings, offering a critical perspective on his role in shaping the Christian faith.

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