Rambling Recollection warning!!!
Paul is my Hero. As I have often stated here, early Poland is a real
challenge for the non-professional, non-Polish-speaking researcher, particularly one
who lives in an area with few links to Poland like Alabama, and most of
Meridies. I was trying to gather a list of Polish/Slavic people for mutual support
and effort back in the early 90's with the intent of dumping the tedious work
of organization on someone more temperamentally suited to management. When I
discovered the SIG, I joyfully folded my little circle into it and dropped
back to enjoy the fruits of his labor.
I'd say that the Knowlege Pages fulfill the function of SLOVO, and that even
the few off-line members can usually access them through friends. If you want
to continue the paper journal, remind me now and then, and I'll be happy to
send you a few zloty for postage and such now and then. It's a noble
I'm curious if Paul does, or could, reap any professional benefit/standing
from his position as the Editor/Publisher/Patron Saint of our little group. I
certainly hope so. He deserves it, but I doubt professional academia credits
the importance of his efforts on our behalf. I've been largely inactive,
except for this list, for several years, but I want to take this opportunity to
humbly thank Paul, and all of the rest of you compulsive organizers and
researchers for all your contributions.
Leszek ze Szczecina
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