BTW, I learn a lot from your posts like this one so please spend more time posting in English.
Rich, you are a bottomless well of information; you know lots more in some areas, and I may know in the others.
Writing in Polish does not subtract from my contribution to English; that is, if I do contribute. Polish, the language of my fathers, is close to my heart, as it should be.
Language of my childhood, never to be forgotten, the language where I can transform myself into the happiest memories of my life.
I am aware of the poverty, hunger, lack of basic necessities oppression, propaganda, but my memory is very selective, negatives not forgotten but in the background
Rich, I am also aware that my Poland exists only in my or my wife's memory, and peoples of my age. Never the less something I will cherish as long as I live
Also, conflict, sarcasm, and humor are the spice of writing. The mix of light and serious