Cape Town Impressions

I didn’t really get much time to do any touristy stuff while in Cape Town this past weekend. I suppose it would have made total sense to extend my stay at least a day or two to check out local sights, but the trip itself was sort of a last minute thing and I didn’t…

PMI in South Africa

This past weekend had quite a lot going for it and I’ll try to do my best to explain my sudden South Africa Instagram photo shooting. First, I was invited to participate in item writing by Project Management Institute, a certification body behind my PMP certificate. Second, I was flown by PMI all the way…

PMO Kayaking

Also in June, my boss floated the idea of a PMO team kayaking trip. We have a pretty solid Project Management Office gang over at GOVECS. We all get along, help each other out, pump each other up, and at times push each other’s buttons. The team itself is a mix of O.G. guys together with…

Weekend by the Sea

At the beginning of June Ania and I took our annual pilgrimage to the small town of Chłopy to spend some time by the sea. We reserved the same house, the same room even, as we did a year ago and the beach was only a two-minute walk away. While early June is still fairly…

Book Review – How We Got to Now

I am writing this post in the comfort of my home, with a small desk lamp providing ambient light while drinking a cappuccino, listening to Spotify tracks on my home audio, all before getting to work on time. Completely unaware of what it took, technology wise, to allow me to have this moment. First, desk…

My Cousin Piotrek, In Memoriam.

Yesterday I learned that my cousin Piotrek had died in a car accident. A devastating news to my entire family, and especially so to his wife and his four-year-old son. Growing up in Poland, we were the three musketeers: Piotrek, Krzysiek, and myself. Three sons of three sisters, each of us born a year apart:…

A Taste of Europe 2017

At the beginning of this month, we stopped by the annual European Food Festival taking place in Wrocław’s city center. I believe this was our third time attending, and it seems that this street -like fair is gaining in popularity. We did by now notice some familiar faces among the folks representing their country. For…