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Life in Poland

How did I get here?

Here. Sunday morning. In my claw foot bath up to my ears in bubbles. In my “German” house in Poland. Steaming cup of coffee on the windowsill. Agnieszka Chylinska on the radio. She doesn’t know it, but we spend every…

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Heaven Is For Real

Recently someone posed me the question I believe made popular by the latest book and film based on a true story, “Heaven Is For Real”. I was asked, “If you knew heaven was for real, wouldn’t you change the…

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Bang, Bang

America is a gun culture. That is without a doubt. If you live in a gun culture, you may not even notice it. When you leave it (and come back again), that’s when you feel its prominence.As a child…

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www.wolnoscodreligii.pl

As some of you know, the topic of religion and the role of religion in the public sphere is very close to my heart. Here’s my opinion in a nutshell. I feel that we shouldn’t press our religious or…

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My birthday

My birthday is coming up. Ok, it’s in 2 months, but at my age that is just around the corner.The girls asked me what kind of birthday cake I’m going to have and they don’t mean the flavor. They…

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Dziecinstwo

I wouldn’t say that I had a happy childhood. And I mean normal-happy not “Sweet 16-spend 50K on a birthday bash and get a BMW from my parents-happy. I just mean my childhood wasn’t especially happy. I remember packing…

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Lucky Ducks

We are now 24 zloty richer as we have won the lotto – 3 numbers- as I knew we would. How did I know? Well, all the signs were pointing to our incredible good luck and inevitable win.On Thursday,…

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Wisdom And Worries According to Chris

Some things that have been going through my mind lately…If you don’t buy potato chips and nobody at home buys potato chips, you will not eat potato chips which is “A Good Thing”. Hence, if you don’t want to…