Marija pomagaj nam sleherni čas (Mary help us for all time)

Song, “Mary, help us for all time”  Posting in honour of my Dad. Died on May 11th, 2017 Mary pomagaj nam sleherni čas, is according to Dad, the song they sang at his brothers funeral, during the war. It also happens to be the song they used to sing when they were refugees in Austria and what … More Marija pomagaj nam sleherni čas (Mary help us for all time)

What Science Tells Us About Good and Evil – www.nationalgeographic.com

I have included a link about an article about good and evil. It talks about empathy and psychopathy but also how ordinary people do evil things and  how empathy isn’t enough, as some people turn away to protect themselves. It relates to both my project about my father and also my project about childlessness. It … More What Science Tells Us About Good and Evil – www.nationalgeographic.com

Learning Slovenian

I’m amazed, I only started Slovenian evening classes in September, to help me with the project about my father and to try and have a conversation with him in Slovenian before he dies. Well, I have just looked over my posts and was astonished to find I understood some of the quotes that I wrote … More Learning Slovenian

My father’s State Police files and diaries written during the war at age 16.

How I wish I could understand Slovenian to read my father’s diaries and police files! I’m learning but it’s going to take some years. In the meantime, I will have to use a translator. It may be quite a job, as my father used a mixture of languages, mostly Slovenian, including very old words not … More My father’s State Police files and diaries written during the war at age 16.

Georgia O’Keefe exhibition brings inspiration for my projects

Georgia O Keeffe- Black Place III 1944 I haven’t been a huge fan of Georgia O’Keeffe, but I found her exhibition at the Tate Modern surprisingly inspiring for my projects- “the death of Hope” and  “My father’s land” I have been struggling with trying to find a way of representing my father’s experience of the … More Georgia O’Keefe exhibition brings inspiration for my projects