What a Craic!

Fáilte! Happy St. Paddy’s Day from Flannery and me! Last weekend, Americans painted the streets and, if you’re in Chicago, the river green. If you’re anything like the people I know, you’ll do it all over again this afternoon. Or this morning. Today, no one will judge you for putting …

I Climbed that Mountain High

Bielsko-Biała, in addition to having an adorable texiles museum, also boasts another great attraction: a mountain. I mean, who doesn’t love a good mountain? When I was researching Bielsko-Biała, I came across an ad for Szyndzielnia, the mountain and winter wonderland of south western Poland, but I forgot about it …

Time to Make the Fabric

This part of Europe has long been known for its cloth production. In fact, up until the late 19th century, this was the place to buy textiles. In the 18th century, weavers were still considered craftsmen and were a part of a guild (a type of union that dates from …

Meet Me at the Church

By now, it’s no secret that I love Kraków. I also love a good piece of art, and I love Jesus. Put those three together and what do you get? Cracovian churches! Every time I’m in Kraków, I wander into a different church, just to poke around a bit. When …