Upstairs, Downstairs

While in Florida, I went to the Downton Abbey exhibit at the Lightener museum in St. Augustine.  The exhibit, which I will write about in this entry was beautiful, but it also got me thinking about how my family kinda resembled the Crawleys of Downton Abbey. Obviously, no, I’m not descended from landed English aristocracy.  Actually many Poles believe themselves to be related to…

Spain-ish

So I made my annual southern migration during the holidays to enjoy the Floridian delights.  Heat, weird animals, Waffle Houses and Florida fun to be had.  What could possibly go wrong??? OK so yeah.  EVERYTHING.  But worry not dear blog reading public.  It was all OK in the end. Let’s get into the time machine and go way back.  Way way way way back…

Bombogenesis and the Book of Revelations

Warning.  I’m going to mention things that usually don’t make it onto this blog.  First, politics.  Second, Jersey Shore.  Oh and also the bible and God, but that’s gotten more and more popular around these parts lately. A few days ago I was in relatively less arctic Florida.  I say relatively less arctic because it was still kind of cold over there but like…

All My Airports

Every time I travel I think about the other times I’ve traveled. I also think in particular about airports and all the ones I’ve visited over the years. Of course I’m always reminded of the first flight I ever took in my entire life which is in fact the first memory I have of my entire life. My mom and I boarded a plane…

The Best Time To Run Around In A Bathing Suit

Today there was the annual running of the mostly nude Santa Clauses through Back Bay.  What??  You missed this?  You weren’t aware that something so weird, delightful and downright insane was going on?  Well, it was. Every year a ragtag bunch of people gets liquored up at a bar in Back Bay and then runs out into the street, where a bunch of people…

Whatever You Do, Do It With Joy

November gets me contemplative because it is so close to the end of the year.  Here I am trying to decide what I’m going to do for the next few months and planning what I’m going to do for the next phase of my life. Honkfest is an annual Boston event that I love.  These photos might be coming up here a bit late,…

All Of Our Souls

The tenth anniversary of having this blog is making me super nostalgic seemingly.  In this entry I’m going to write about my beloved grandmother Maria Radziejewska. I came to the United States from Poland when I was so little that I had few memories of being with my grandmother.  After seven years in the United States, my mother and I returned to Poland, a…

God, Heaven, the After life and all the rest of it

Well the day has come.  I’m actually going to talk about faith and God and all of the rest of it on this blog.  If you read the entry all the way through, you will see why this was all pretty unlikely until recently. Recently I started going to a bible study group.  I was invited to go by a dear, dear friend of…

We All Have A New York In Our Mind

There’s an extremely pleasant and very soothing documentary I watch when I want to relax.  Its called New York by Ken Burns.  I’ve watched it many times.  I was interested to find out the history of the city I grew up in of course, but on further watchings, I’ve come to enjoy the music in the documentary and its gentle pace. There are a…

August 24 1997

As I write that date, it strikes me.  It seems at once recent and yet far away.  But what makes it significant? On that day, twenty years ago, I departed the relative safety of my parents house, my life as a college student in New York to some place called Denmark. Let’s go back a ways, to the year 1997 exactly.  Even writing it…