Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Whew! What a year 2020 turned out to be. Remember when “contact tracing” meant you dropped your contact lens on the floor? Or “flatten the curve” meant more time at the gym? I still remember when my son did his “drive-through testing” at the DMV for his driver’s license.

Amidst the challenges, stresses, and losses of this year, I have heard of so many wonderful stories of good people helping out neighbors and community. We are a resilient people who can come together. Let’s look forward together with hope to what good things 2021 will bring.

Merry Christmas! Wesołych Świąt Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Veselé Vánoce!

Happy New Year! Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! Feliz año nuevo! Bonne année! Glückliches neues Jahr! Šťastný nový rok!

PS. In the spirit of needing more lights and smiles this season, we lit up our tall palm tree for the first time. Now, it’s a new holiday tradition. 🙂

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The Czech edition of HENRY is here!

Katrina holding the Czech edition and the Polish Edition of HenryThe Czech edition of HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America is here! I found out just after I received a copy of the Polish edition. I waited to announce it until I got my own copy in my hands. The book is gorgeous, the fanciest one yet. It is a hardcover, with dust jacket,in a slightly smaller size. The red letters HENRY on the cover are embossed. Yes, I am now published in three languages, in three countries. Help me raise a toast to Henry and Nancy Zguda. Cheers! Na zdrowie!

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Taking a Break on the East Coast

Katrina Shawver - downtown PhiladelphiaI don’t take many vacations far from home. Not because I don’t want to, but the advance planning and work often takes more time than I have or simply overwhelms me. It’s something I need to work on. We all need to take a break at times. Well, for 2019 I stepped out and took a break and headed for the East Coast. You never know who you might meet in downtown Philadelphia. 🙂

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