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Letter from Poland

I recently visited Kraków, Poland, with nine of my writing colleagues, for a ‘writing retreat’ and some minor tourism. We arrived 10 November, the day before an important national holiday, National Independence Day… … a national day in Poland celebrated … Continue reading

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The Black Sea

This is about an area of the world that remains, for those of us oriented primarily toward North America and Europe, a historically complicated and geographically confusing melange of ancient empires initially forged by warrior kings and their hordes on … Continue reading

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