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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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“Ukraine and its glory has not died yet, nor her freedom…”

The title of this article is from the first line of the national anthem of the country of Ukraine. (Transliterated from the Ukrainian; written Ukrainian uses a variant of the Cyrillic script). These words speak to me of a country and … Continue reading

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