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The Czech artistry of Marj Nejdl

Marj Nejdl is a Master Czech Folk Artist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who generously gives of her time and talent. She and a friend, Pat Martin, have collaborated on a book that explores Nejdl’s art, including her batik, or wax resist, Czech egg decorating. Related: Marj Nejdl teaches Czech School students the art of egg […]

Ending nears for Czech odyssey

As the Czech School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, begins to celebrate its 150th year in 2019, a project to document that history is nearing its end. For the past two years, in homes, care centers, at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and elsewhere, I’ve talked to more than 50 people with Czech […]

Time to set your clocks back

So much politics this close to Tuesday’s elections and Daylight Saving Time is no different. On whichever side you stand, it happens again this weekend, when Daylight Saving Time ends. Some refer to it as “Daylight Savings Time,” but that’s another story. The switch to Standard Time happens at 2 a.m. every year on the […]