Snow Hiking

The Big Owl mountain is only 1,015m above sea level (3,330feet) but it is fairly nearby and it has a cool lighthouse looking observation tower built in 1906 atop of it. Whenever we feel like getting out of the house to do some moderate snow hiking, the Big Owl is our go-to destination. The views…

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…

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:…

End of Carnival

Today’s Ash Wednesday, meaning the end of carnival has come upon us. The next 40 days are about fasting and deep soul searching within ourselves in preparation for Easter. But while getting some ash sprinkled on my head today I realized that I did not share any of my carnival photos on here. Ania and I…

Christmas Post Season

I didn’t post anything at all in December, not a single entry to follow up a really good seven-post month of November. So here’s a short update as to what was going on in December. Ania’s favorite season is indeed the Christmas season, and our home takes on a whole different decor during that time.…

The Godfather

Yesterday I officially became a godfather to my niece Emma. It didn’t exactly catch me by surprise as this has been three years in the making. After Emma’s birth my sister Kasia asked me to be the godfather, but due to us living on two different continents the scheduling itself turned out to be a…

Frankie Says Relax

When I was just a kid, my dad had a pretty extensive record collection. Or at least it seemed extensive in my child eyes. There were tapes, too. Lots of them. But there was this one album I was always afraid to listen to alone. Hey, I was just a kid, remember? Anyway, the album was…