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American Prom – Polish Studniówka Posted by on May 30, 2010

The inspiration for my post is a fellow Polish American, my chrześniaczka, or goddaughter. Ela is a senior in high school and has begun the countdown to the final milestones of her secondary education. The big one coming up – the Prom. The Prom, a highlight for American high school students, is also a tradition…

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Dobranoc – It’s bedtime! Posted by on May 24, 2010

So, I have to apologize that I didn’t post this in the evening yesterday as planned. I was caught up in the fervor of the “LOST” finale here in the US, and proofreading through my work took a backseat. Although, I know many Poles and Polish Americans are huge fans of “Zagubieni“, so I suspect…

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Remembering a Polish Hero – Pope John Paul II Posted by on May 18, 2010

“[I kiss the soil] as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment.”  – quotation taken from http://thinkexist.com On this day in 1920, Karol Józef Wojtyła was born in…

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Round 2: The Polish Alphabet – Digraphs (Dwuznaki) Posted by on May 12, 2010

A, B, C. Easy as 1, 2, 3. Simple as do, re, me… Well, maybe not as simple as do re mi. The Polish language is a beautiful language, but it is a very difficult one to learn and, ultimately, understand. Though I was born of two Polish native-speakers, with Polish as my first language,…

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Na Zdrowie – My Top Polish Vodkas Posted by on May 8, 2010

The weekend is here! And what better way to start the weekend than with a cocktail to unwind? Well, today’s post is a Polish-focused review of some tasty libations from the mother country. In Poland, and in Polish homes here in the US, alcohol consumption is an essential part of social tradition. I remember, growing…

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