Folk to Polkas

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By now everyone should know that the Polka is not a National Dance in Poland, but rather, Polkas come from old folk tunes, set to a dance beat by Polish Americans. Continue reading

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Doctor Who at Fifty-Two

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They say you never forget your first Doctor. Even though I saw a couple of episodes of Doctor Who in the 1970’s and consider Tom Baker to be the ultimate Doctor, it was Christopher Eccleston who pulled me into the world of Doctor Who. Now that Peter Capaldi has taken the helm, and has re-discovered Gallifrey, anything is possible. Continue reading

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I Met Paul

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The other day when I was googling myself to see what I, and my name-sakes, were up to, (yes, there are several of us), I stumbled on a blog about Me, and the Paul McCartney VISA commercial I was in !! Continue reading

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Dejah Thoris of Barsoom

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Dejah Thoris is a name I have often used as a pseudonym, ever since I first read the 1912 novel, A Princess of Mars… the basis for the 2012 film, John Carter. It was in the 1970’s that I first discovered Barsoom (as the natives call Mars), and was swept away by the high adventure and romance of the world created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Continue reading

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O Little Town of EUReKA

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„I love science class!” is what one visitor to Eureka exclaimed upon seeing all the wonders that take place in this cozy Pacific Northwest town. Drama, comedy, action, and romance drive this quality science-fiction TV show. Continue reading

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Onion Harvest „Dożynki” Festival

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The Onion Harvest Festival in the black dirt region of Pine Island, NY, was a Woodstock-like outdoor celebration, beginning with a float Parade, the crowning of a Queen and her court, presentation of the wreath to the Lord and Lady of the Manor, Polka dancing, Polish cuisine, and more than 200 locals, young and old, dressed in home-made Polish costumes, performing traditional Polish folk songs and dances. Continue reading

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Greece

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The Greek people are the most beautiful I have ever seen. Each woman a goddess, each man an Adonis !! Continue reading

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