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Chaos Continues in Poland

Only a month after the tragic death of Lech Kaczynski, Poland is once again in chaos.  In the seemingly endless rain showers throughout the months of May and June rivers throughout the country have overflowed their banks.  In their wake, villages and parts of cities have been submerged and thousands left homeless. “Without precedent in […]

Katyń Massacre: Resurfacing

Possibly the greatest Shakespearean tragedy of the decade, the recent passing of Polish president Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria and most of the Polish cabinet, rekindled an old feeling of dismay all too familiar in Poland. They were trying to land in Smolensk, Russia, to receive an official apology for the Katyń Massacre of 1940 […]

What’s Next?

What happened on Apr. 10 was a shock, but what followed was just as much of a surprise.  That morning, a Polish Tupolev Tu-154 military airplane carrying the heads of state crashed into a forest, just short of the Smolensk airport runway. Russia’s reaction to the incident could potentially help to heal an open wound; […]

Poland Mourns

It was an ordinary Saturday morning; I woke up at around eight and made my way out of bed to make myself some breakfast. I turned the computer on to listen to some music as I prepared for my day. I had a football match in a few hours. My phone rang with an SMS. […]

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