Tag Archives: life in Poland

Language and Center of Gravity

I’ve been listening to some videos by a Ukrainian immigrant to Poland (he has enough Polish ancestry to be recognized as Polish and his channel is Polak z Ukrainy (A Pole from Ukraine). Mostly he compares things between the two … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Conversations

I didn’t look for any kind of July 4th celebration yesterday and treated it as a normalish working day. Now I’m reflecting on three conversations. The first came as I was walking to work. I noticed some US flags and … Continue reading

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A Migration Non-Crisis

Migration by Ukrainians to Poland to work was slow to arrive where I live. Despite being one of the wealthier and historically better run large cities in Poland, since the end of communism it hasn’t been among the first places … Continue reading

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Walking thru the Weirdness

For various (non-calamtious) health reasons I’ve been making a point of walking for about an hour a day. Since I get bored walking in the same place every day one of the things I’ve been doing is getting on a … Continue reading

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Overheard in a Polish Bakery

While on a walk I was feeling peckish and so I stopped at a bakery for something to nibble on like a cheese roll. Since Easter is approaching they had a bunch of fresh mazurki and the person ahead of … Continue reading

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Dairy Allergies Overcome

Back just after the collapse of communism in Poland but before I came back to see what was going on, I heard about and went to a talk on someone who had just been in Poland on a trip talking … Continue reading

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How Long Does Collective Trauma Last?

Longer than 30 years. In Poland, under pressure from old time Solidarity (Solidarność) activists to whom some favors were owed the government decided to introduce a law that would close most stores on Sundays. Not all Sundays, just two a … Continue reading

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