Author Archives: maryannniemczura

Breakfast-Most Important Meal

Coffee black, iced. Oatmeal. Topped with fruit. Lots! Fresh and dried berries. Organic pomegranate juice. Mostly the same daily. No honeydew melon that day. Made do with berries: sea buckthorn, lingonberries,    cranberries, golden berries, blueberries. Vitamins and antioxidants. A … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Our Healthcare Providers

  Praise to the brave ones on the front lines! Our healthcare workers show great courage in the face of overwhelming odds as the numbers soar. Supplies are less than needs. Yet, the nurses, doctors and others labor in overcrowded … Continue reading

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Together

Being informed and proactive in the face of the covid-19 crisis yet remaining calm is not simple. It is difficult. Healthcare providers are in our thoughts and prayers as they work under extreme circumstances surrounding the virus. We make adjustments … Continue reading

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Together

Being informed and proactive in the face of the covid-19 crisis yet remaining calm is not simple. It is difficult. Healthcare providers are in our thoughts and prayers as they work under extreme circumstances surrounding the virus. We make adjustments … Continue reading

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Music Remains

Plans for travel to Amsterdam have been cancelled. I withdrew my name from the Berkshire Choral International. As the corona virus numbers surpass 101,600 and grows, most countries have been affected. My chance to sing    in German still remains … Continue reading

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Weltanschauung – Worldview

  Prompted by the word for the day on my tear-off calendar, weltanschauung, and a magnetic poetry kit in German, I dove right in to compose a Haiku in German and in English. Call it playing! Hope you enjoy my … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

Turns out more than meets the eye. My Dad’s parents came to the US from Poland. My Dad researched his family history in Poland. Or was it Poland? Immigration papers listed the family as Austrians. Or were they? Maybe Prussians … Continue reading

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