Age of Illusion

Illusion is a Polish heavy metal band formed in 1992. Given that I was 10 at the time, and that I left Poland to live in the States just two years later, I never listened to Polish metal, nor have I ever heard of a band called Illusion. Until I met my wife. At the…

The 10-Year Challenge – A Retrospective

I’m turning 37 years old tomorrow. Yikes! And while I haven’t really thought about it too much before, for some reason this year I’m approaching that 37-year mark with a little more caution. Maybe it’s just me getting wiser, or so I hope anyway, but I did spend the last couple of evenings reminiscing of…

Sunday Night Post

This week’s been relatively calm so when my phone reminded me of my self imposed blog-post-deadline late this Sunday afternoon…absolutely no post topic came to mind. I have set this post deadline to force myself into some kind of creative writing for at least a few minutes every week. Don’t get me wrong, as a…

Canadian, Eh?

Every now and again I get the urge to make me some pancakes. Ania will sometimes make the traditional Polish ones, but Polish pancakes, also known as ‘neleśniki’, are just not the same. They’re mostly very thin and you actually roll them or fold them into triangles with your choice of filling be that fruit…

Half Plus Three

Yesterday I ran my first half-marathon of the year, but it was a ‘first’ in a few other ways, too. It was my first half-marathon in the winter time. Snow, mud, ice and all. It was my first marathon in the mountains. An elevation difference of only about 600meters, but still 600meters more than the…

Snowed In

Yesterday was Wroclaw’s first real snow day of the season and the city freaked out. Perhaps it didn’t freak out as much as it simply shut itself down. And that shouldn’t happen in Poland in the winter time. It’s only natural that we associated winter with snow. I know, I know, but in Poland that…

My 2018 – A Google Photos Review

I’m a big fan of Google Photos. Even though I should probably be an Apple Photos person, given my Apple hardware usage, somehow Google Photos was first to the punch for me with cloud-based photo storage and it just stuck. I especially love how all my photos from my phone, computer, camera, and even sent…