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South Africa – Part 1 – This is the beginning.

My wife, daughter and I visited South Africa for three weeks in October and November, 2018. Before we flew out of Australia, I admit I retained a reasonably deep-seated apprehension about visiting the country. 593 more words

South Africa

Emigration of Labor in Barbados

For my last blog post, I will be discussing indentured and other labor migration from Barbados to other areas in the Caribbean in the 1860’s.  Barbados economy was heavily reliant upon the sugar production economy.  494 more words

Mój mały patriotyzm

Mój mały patriotyzm to nie żadne wielkie decyzje polityczne, to nie spory o racje, donacje czy ukryte kamery, to nie biało-czerwone tatuaże i kolczyki, to nie przepychanie się łokciami czy sprzeczki w internecie, i w końcu: to też nie wykrzykiwanie Irlandczykom w twarz, że Polacy wszystko wiedzą i potrafią lepiej… 343 more words


Before Emigration

September 1964, a week before Independence

The summer was bright over the rocks and the sea. A seagull dived into the water. A young boy watched it and thought of German bombers diving over ships and cities during the war. 1,708 more words

At Least 1300 Teachers Missing*

Authorities are notoriously stingy with data as a response to freedom of information requests and there has been a war of numbers all summer about the number of teachers missing from the education system in Hungary. 769 more words


Freelance Translators Are Naturals When It Comes to Location-Independent Income

We have all seen how capital has been chasing cheaper and cheaper labor for many decades all over the world. In the translation business, we have seen that this is true not only about big translation agencies, because small agency operations are also very eager to take advantage of cheaper, often dirt cheap translation resources located on the other side of the globe, easily accessible through internet. 1,046 more words

The Translation Business

Two guys named Guy (WW1 centenary)

As it is very nearly the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, this story remembers two of my ancestors, Guy Harrison (1883-1917) and Guy Langford (1919-1942), who died in conflict. 702 more words