• A Bond Between a Boat and Her Crew

    A Bond Between a Boat and Her Crew Text by James Bender Photos By Mladen Ščerbe and Marko Knezević           Boats have a way of bringing people together. Maybe because a special type of person is attracted to their lines and shape, or the romance of the sea, but around boats …

  • Vinka Sails Again!

       We had arrived in the afternoon and a day earlier than expected to help sail the falkuša for the of the feast of St. Christopher. There was a special dedication of a new statue of St. Cristopher being presented by the city of Prauge, the Mayor, and Deacon from the church. Two falkuša had …

  • Geographic Storytelling and Place-based Oral Histories

      Place is a center of meaning constructed by experience. Place is known not only through the eyes and mind but also through the more passive and direct modes of experience, which resist objectification. To know a place fully means both to understand it in an abstract way and to know it as one person …

  • Vinka, a Solstice Offering

    My friend Crni, which means black in Croatian, and I were on the ferry to a small island called Drvenik Mali. It was in the wintertime and the islands were pretty much deserted. On the ferry was a small assortment of locals and delivery drivers heading out to the island on the afternoon run. Our …