My birthday in Amsterdam - The Yellow Submarine
September 10, 2016
The fair in the Haarlem neighbourhood.
The first Saturday of the month in September in the Haarlem neighbourhood Haarlemmerstraat, Haarlemmerdijk and Haarlemmerpoort there is a a street fair with a dinner hosted by Restaurant Stout for about 200 guests.
The clash of classes
Populists versus neo-conservatives, or in other words, the Verticals in favor of a corporate nation state against the Horizontals in favor of a liberal democracy, are in conflict. The missing-in-action left created a vacuum for the populists while the neocons neglected the interests of about 20% of the lower class population.
Traveling social landscapes
Through my international orientation and work in many countries, I qualify myself as a traveler through social landscapes. It also led to a certain level of commitment, such as in Krakow where I already live for 12 years. I wrote my columns about civil life in the city for the Krakow Post an English-language magazine for expats.
All of a sudden there was the end of the printed edition and a change of editors. With the new editor in chief, I could not get along. Being involved with the ins and outs of the city public life, writing my columns it came to my mind suppose you write a political program what issues would you address?
Albert Jezowski painting with Krzystof Marchlak
Autism - an incurable disease.
It sounds like a sentence ... the question is a sentence for whom?
For the person with autism or maybe for the people around them?
It might be worthwhile to change this statement and say that autism sounds like a challenge.
Er was een tijd nog niet lang geleden dat het als sneeuwde op de derde donderdag van november.
In die tijd vijftien jaar geleden werd Alchemia een heus Pools café geopend op Plac Nowy in Krakau. De eerste kroeg die in 1995 op het plein werd geopend was Singer, dat altijd stijf van de rook stond. Singer is vernoemd naar het merk van de naaimachines en niet naar Isaac Bashevis Singer een Pools Amerikaanse schrijver van Joodse afkomst. Plac Nowy maakt deel uit van het stadsdeel Kazimierz, waarvan een deel de oude joodse wijk is.
In November there are council and mayoral elections in Poland. The first round of voting commences on November 16th. Depending on the threshold (50%) the second round will be held on November 30th. As a registered foreigner I can participate in the election as candidate City Councilor and as Mayor (president in Krakow), however I will not exercise this right.
On the 25th of May Kraków witnessed an uncommon event – the local referendum.
Question 1 about the bid for the Olympic Wintergames in Krakow in 2022.
Students of Adam Mickiewicz 6th High School/Upper Secondary School in Kraków participated in a project “Creating the awareness of your city”. Its main objective was to foster Civic Engagement among youth.
Students of Adam Mickiewicz 6th High School/Upper Secondary School in Kraków were invited to participate in a project “Creating the awareness of your city” launched by Furious Fred, columnist from Krakow Post.
Every month a column of mine is published in Krakow Post. It is a monthly magazine for expats living in Krakow and tourists visiting the city. The columns are published under the name of Furious Fred. The idea behind it is to contribute to a better 'civil awareness' of decent city life.