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I gave up Pączkis for Lent

Terminology: Pączki – a traditional home made European confection nominally prune-filled and lightly dusted with powdered sugar with variations on the theme; a filled pastry. I prefer lemon-filled. Lent – a traditional Christian season of fasting and prayer (nominally 40 … Continue reading

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Early Childhood: I remember my Christening.

I remember my Christening. I was five years old. Historically, infant baptism was instituted in an era of high infant mortality. It is a response to a very fundamental, nagging, and highly emotional question concerning the fate of a dead … Continue reading

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Święconka Part I

Święconka is, to me, the last remnant of my Polish cultural heritage. A literal translation into English is hard to come by as it means consecration or blessing but encompasses the whole ritual and meal of Easter Brunch. The brunch, … Continue reading

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