A Wish on Election Eve 2020

FAMILY BEFORE POLITICS, EVEN DURING THE VIETNAM WAR Writing on the morning of November 3, I can say that I will be neither ecstatic nor enraged over the results of the 2020 Trump/Biden presidential race. If there is one thing I learned from an era 50 years ago when America was more dangerously divided than […]

Polish American Journal Review of 2nd Busia Story

reviewed by Mary Lanham September 2020 Busia: School Days on the Farm with my Polish Grandmother By Leonard Kniffel PolishSon.com, 2019, 49 pgs. A few years ago, I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Busia: Seasons on the Farm with my Polish Grandmother by Leonard Kniffel. In the slim memoir Kniffel recounts a life growing up […]

Remembering Michigan Governor William Milliken

On August 26, 1966, the day after my 19th birthday, I attended in Lansing the Fall State Convention of the Republican Party of Michigan. I can barely remember the details, but I saved a copy of the agenda. The keynote speaker was Senator Robert P. Griffin. Governor George Romney (Mitt’s father) also addressed the delegates. […]

Busia Second Volume Sales to Benefit Museums, Church Restoration, Journalism Foundation

Book Launch & Signing Confirmed for December 21 & 22 The Hamtramck (Michigan) Historical Museum at 9525 Joseph Campau will host a book launch for Busia: School Days on the Farm with My Polish Grandmother by Leonard Kniffel on December 21, followed on December 22 by a book signing at the Polish Art Center next […]

The Establishment of Israel and Destruction of Poland

Some 20 people braved record cold yesterday to watch two new documentary films screened at the Gallery Theatre in Chicago as part of the 31st annual Polish Film Festival in America. You could blame the low turnout on the weather, but I suspect that even a balmy autumn evening would not have produced much of […]

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Remembering Michigan Governor William Milliken
09.18.2020
Recommended: The Volunteer by Jack Fairweather
02.02.2020
Recommended Film: None Shall Escape
12.31.2019
Busia Second Volume Sales to Benefit Museums, Church Restoration, Journalism Foundation
12.15.2019