Author Archives: Philip T. Nemec

Bohemian Food – Footnotes 18-20

My novel, The Chicago Syncopator, is filled with Czech food specialties.  Footnotes 18-20 detail not only different kinds of “Bohemian” bakery goods but also the way the Czech neighborhoods in Chicago began to modify the meanings of food names or … Continue reading

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Cultural Myths

Nations, cultures, cities, families, and people all create myths about themselves often to protect a collective psyche or an individual’s fragile ego from an uncomfortable truth. How else can violence and tribal hatred be explained except to cover it up … Continue reading

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