In case you were wondering, I have spent the last two weeks in Poland. As the Historical House is a national treasure containing national treasures, I don't like to advertise when B.A. and I, or just I, am away.
I have an overdue article to write, but when I have finished that, I have some amusing (and at least one scary) travel stories and interesting snapshots to share. In the meantime, here is my article in Catholic World Report about the nationalists' parade on Polish Independence Day.
Some time ago I declared that Poland was not somewhere I go to relax but to be challenged and to grow. This still holds true---and how! But for relaxing, I don't think Italy fits the bill. When my plane touched down in Edinburgh, for one shining (and obviously confused) moment, I thought I was in Toronto. As much as Toronto drives me nuts, I don't think I will be truly at rest until I am there again.