August 31, 2018
Thirty-eight years ago, on August 31, 1980, in the shipping yards of Gdansk, Poland, amidst massive strikes across the country, an agreement was reached between workers and the government.
Sounds very benign, almost like a small blip in the course of Poland's history. S...
December 13, 2017
I know, I know. What a dismal title for a blog post. But there's a reason behind it!
On December 13, 1981, Poland woke up to the sounds and reality of martial law. The photo pictured here has become a representation of martial law. It was taken on that morning, by pho...
September 29, 2017
So this summer, I went on an adventure. I wrote about my motivations on returning to Poland in a previous post. The first part of my big trip was three weeks in Krakow, specifically at the School of Polish Language and Culture of the Jagiellonian University. The p...
June 29, 2017
This summer, after many years, I will be returning to the Motherland: Poland!
My parents and I immigrated to the States in 1987; I was only four years old and have only three random memories from when I was little. I have been back to Poland several times: four times wi...
On the Birth of Solidarity
On Martial Law
On Learning My Native Language
On Returning to the Motherland
On Leaving Publishing...to Write!
June 15, 2017
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