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Life in Poland Po prostu Chris

Winter Break

I almost exclusively read my news online – from reputable publications, thank you very much. For you young people out there, there’s nothing new or even interesting in that, but I remember picking up my New York Times each…

Life in Poland Po prostu Chris

The New Year

January 11, 2017, I got sick again. I don’t know why. The doctors don’t know why. That’s pretty scary, not knowing why. When you don’t know exactly why, you don’t know how to help or treat or even cure.…

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The Dreaded Letter

We got it. The Dreaded Letter.From school.The sealed Dreaded Letter from school. Proper Letters I used to get letters. Proper letters. Proper letters with return addresses. Proper letters with return addresses, stamps, and sometimes a little window. How exciting it…

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My Absolutely Unscientific Research: 500+

What’s 500+? In the Polish election last autumn the winning party, PiS, took control, some say thanks to its election promise of the 500+ program. The 500 Plus program works like this: a benefit of 500 PLN is paid…

Life in Poland Po prostu Chris

So my friend died.

My friend from high school died a couple of days ago. This is the view we shared of our hometown. My friend was 42. He was married with 3 school-age children. Since we graduated from high school and all…

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What’s all the Hubbub? Harlow

You may have heard of the Polish gentleman who was beaten to death last week by a group of teens in Harlow in England. It is said that they attacked him after hearing him speaking Polish on the phone.…