Our modern world

Friday, 25 June 2010 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 8 Comments »

I live on the 4th (or 5th, depending on how you count them in your country) floor of a 4-story (or "storey", depending on how you spell the word in your country) building in central Bratislava. There's no elevator (or ...

Slovakia: Gay pride and prejudice

Saturday, 22 May 2010 by Mike Gogulski
religion | Comments Off on Slovakia: Gay pride and prejudice

Central Bratislava is playing host today to Slovakia's first ever gay pride march. Busy sleeping, I wasn't there for the event itself, though was affected by it due to the presence of hovering police or news helicopters disturbing my rest. ...

The book haunts me…

Tuesday, 9 February 2010 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 8 Comments »

In 2004 I was staying with my girlfriend for about six weeks in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. We'd rented a semi-cozy little apartment not far from the town center. Just around the block there was a used book shop which -- miracle ...

Interview: Markíza Magazine

Monday, 10 August 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary, mind control | 8 Comments »

This interview was published, in Slovak, by Markíza Magazine on 2 July 2009. The English text here is a loose back-translation of the Slovak text of the published article, which is available at This is a translation of a translation ...

Podcast: The Peace, Freedom & Prosperity Movement on BlogTalkRadio

Sunday, 2 August 2009 by Mike Gogulski
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On 31 July 2009 I was graced by an invitation to call in to the the Peace, Freedom & Prosperity Movement's weekly broadcast show via blogtalkradio. From the show announcement: On Todays Show We Have Jeff Nabers & Phoebe Chongchua Authors of ...

O bratislavských revízoroch

Thursday, 16 July 2009 by Mike Gogulski
crime | 3 Comments »

When I ride the public transport in Bratislava, I try to do so načierno ("on the black"), meaning without paying. Argue with me all you like about the ethics of this. I'll probably just ignore it. Fact is, the company that ...


Wednesday, 29 April 2009 by Mike Gogulski
activism, art, history | Comments Off on приглашение

приглашение (Russian: pri·GLA·sheh·nye, ): invitation I received a wonderful gift. A t-shirt bearing this famous photograph, taken on 21 August 1968 at Šafárikovo námestie, Bratislava, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, during the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia: [caption id="attachment_1747" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="by Ladislav Bielik, ...

Stateless person’s travel document: approved

Wednesday, 18 February 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 23 Comments »

On Monday (16 February 2009) I submitted an application to the Slovak Aliens' Police bureau for a stateless person's travel document under the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. There was much waiting around the office to do, ...

I’m officially stateless

Tuesday, 30 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 22 Comments »

Got a call yesterday (29 December 2008) from the US Embassy that my Certificate of Loss of Nationality of the United States has been received here in Bratislava. The staffer offered me the choice of picking it up in person or ...

Elsewhere, part 2

Monday, 22 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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Second in a series tracking media and blogosphere reaction to my renunciation of US citizenship. The first part is here. Thanks to everyone who has been helping spread the word! Mainstream media: I received an email on Wednesday asking if I would ...
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