I’m a library geek – love them. I’m writing a book – which of course I want to sell, but book stores lately are almost becoming optional in book marketing.
By now people who know me know I have an interest in Poland and related topics. I had to laugh when a new contact sent me a web site I wasn’t familiar with, quora.com. You can sign up for various topics and news feeds. It’s not a recommendation, just a comment.
Why keep writing, and writing, and writing? I’ve been asked what is it that has kept me committed, or rather kept me recommitting to this story of a serendipitous friendship. Just what made Henry so special above others? My recent ‘Aha’ moment is that meeting Henry and Nancy Zguda came at a difficult time in my life, when I was dealing
There were many things about Henry that were surprising to me. Though he grew up mostly on the streets until he found the Krakow YMCA and swimming, his mother did take on extra jobs when Henry neared high school and somehow paid the tuition for him to attend a Dominican Catholic high school. There he excelled at sports and languages, did not so great in math and science. He said more than once he loved Latin.
In high school he studied Latin, Greek and German. Languages would play a key role in his survival, both in the ability to speak the language of the camps (German), and to learn new languages (French and English) which have many words of Latin origin.
(Note – I’ve misplaced my Latin book of spelling/phrases – if you see errors let me know.)
One day Henry pulled out a sheet of favorite Latin phrases. Here’s just a few.
Tempora mutantur et nos mutamus in illis Time is changing and we are changing with it.