On the menu above please click on the topics or regions areas that interest you. The collapse of Communism in 1989 had a profound effect on our family’s life. In 1990 my wife, Suzi, and I took our sons … Continue reading Welcome! Come in and explore.
First Sunday in Advent, 2016 Dear Friends, We are writing this letter during a dangerous period, at least according to Brian. When he was a kid Brian heard, probably on NPR, that marriages were more successful when both halves of … Continue reading 2016 McClear Family Christmas Letter
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Kotor is a World Heritage Site. It is a walled city that had been part of the Venetian Republic, and then part of Austria until the end of the First World War when it became part of Yugoslavia, and then … Continue reading Kotor
Sveti Stefan used to be a village. Under Tito it became an exclusive hotel hosting the likes of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Margaret and Robert McNamara. We first visited in 1972. We were allowed to wander the … Continue reading Sveti Stefan
We lived in Podgorica for a year from Autumn 1999 to Autumn 2000. It was a pleasant enough town but the best part was living an hour from the coast and an hour from the mountains. Continue reading Podgorica
We first visited Montenegro in 1972. It turned we visited during the last small pox epidemic in Europe. We, and our rental car, were commandeered by the Public Health service to drive vaccine to a remote village in the lake … Continue reading Montenegro
This is home, I am always happy to return. Continue reading Sitka