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An Old Mill Waterwheel

Last year at school I took a course from a family friend, Patrick VonArdekas, called Plants and People. It's kind of a random course where Patrick just talks about whatever he wants to and loosely ties it together with a plant theme, but it taught me SO much for this trip and I didn't even realize it. For example, it taught me about the importance of the water-powered mills in early European society, and you can still see the influence of that today (plant connection? Mill=grain=wheat=plant). He also taught us about trick fountains, still life paintings, and many other things that we've come across so far
I know, I know, I'm bad for not updating

February 15th 2007
As my dad so aptly pointed out, I finally have free access to internet and I haven't used it at all to post updates. I'm not sure why this is, because I can assure you I've been spending ample time online. I guess I've just been enjoying the freedom of random surfing too much to actually buckle down and write a proper entry. Also, I'm not really sure what to say. Prague is quite beautiful and ... read more
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Czech Flag Following the First World War, the closely related Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, the new country's leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the demands of ot... ... read more
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