Category: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS

Memes Debunked #001

A closer examination of popular social media memes, pop culture wisdom and famous quotations. A part of my personal Think before you share series. The idea of debunking superficial, shallow and populist memes has been in my head for quite some time. But this one got me started. I guess none of the six people…

By Michaela Freeman October 1, 2019 Off

Welcome 2019

Toward the end of 2018, I found myself saying “I hope it will be soon over, good riddance.” It’s never wise to wish time away, but the past year was one of the most difficult so far. This time, I wasn’t in the epicenter of some drama, but many people around me were, all of…

By Michaela Freeman January 2, 2019 Off

Living in the Mountains

In conversations with friends, I often find myself saying “When we lived in the mountains” and realize just how much that experience altered me. In 1998, we decided we’d had enough of the bright lights and big city, moving to the mountains in Northern Bohemia, about an hour and a half away from Prague. We…

By Michaela Freeman April 17, 2013 0

Living in the City

The city is, in my case, Prague. I was born here but, until a teenager, didn’t spend much time in the center. Although full of history, in those communist days the center was a rather gray area, with many crumbling buildings and sad looking shops. As a kid, I lived on the outskirts in a…

By Michaela Freeman April 17, 2013 0

Jim Freeman

Because I work from home and work together with my husband, my personal life is fully blended with my professional and artistic life. It’s all part of the whole. If I were born a British aristocrat, I would jump off the cliffs of Dover. If my husband was born an aristocrat, he would have loved…

By Michaela Freeman April 17, 2013 0

My Animals

Animals play a very important role in my life, both personally and professionally. So here are the icons of my life, the best friends of all… Barkley The ultimate and unforgettable pet of my life was a black Labrador named Barkley (1996-2010). He was a legend among our friends, family and neighbors and for good…

By Michaela Freeman April 17, 2013 0

Gardening

Gardening for me is part dream and part reality. I’ve lived in five homes, always starting or maintaining a garden that was never mine. After we moved back to Prague, my focus shifted back to my parents’ cottage garden. The Garden of Bohemia When I was five year old, my parents bought a small lot…

By Michaela Freeman April 17, 2013 0

Cooking

My Cooking Story For me, cooking is just another form of creativity – a very tangible one. I learned the basics from Jim, who maintains that all American men can cook, even if they cook badly. Then during our ten years living in the mountains, I cooked practically every meal we ate and it was…

By Michaela Freeman April 17, 2013 0