Re: I'm new here, and wanted to introduce myself
- Thank you for Pat, John Q, and others for the kind welcome and thank you especially, Gina, for the rave review. It's much appreciated.
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Gina <Gina.PhilsPhan@...> wrote:
> I am a subscriber to '52 Weeks in Slovakia' and can highly recommend it to
> other members of this group who do not get it yet. I really enjoy reading it
> and I'm sure everyone else here would as well. It's nice learning what the
> 'regular' folks in Slovakia do and enjoy, and the pictures are always
> fabulous. I especially enjoyed this week's beautiful photos.
> I'm glad you joined SLOVAK-ROOTS Allan. Although most of the discussions
> here have to do with our ancestry, I look forward to learning even more
> about today's Slovaks and Slovakia with your input.
> After reading Steve Martonak's interesting "y with an umlat" question
> > (something I'd never seen nor heard) and after reading Elaine Powell's
> > observant response, I figured there was a lot to be learned in this Slovak
> > Roots page and just wanted to introduce myself quickly.
> > My name's Allan Stevo; I'm from Chicago. Both of my paternal grandparents
> > are from Slovakia. I moved to Slovakia almost 9 years ago, after my
> > university studies, to teach British Literature at a high school in
> > Bratislava. I spent a fantastic 3 years at that school and I now work full
> > time as a writer and as an editor in Bratislava.
> > I'm currently dedicating quite a bit of time to a project called 52 Weeks
> > in Slovakia (www.52inSk.com <http://www.52insk.com/>) in which I weekly
> > write some rather lengthy articles about cultural phenomena, traditions, and
> > ideas that I see in Slovakia and send them out to subscribers.
> > My experience with the media has been that very few journalists have taken
> > the time to appreciate Slovakia and its people. My goal with 52 Weeks in
> > Slovakia is to present the culture in a more positive light and from a
> > greater depth of perspective than I usually see Slovakia covered in the
> > media.
> > Even though I don't have the genealogy experience to have ever wondered
> > about "a y with an umlat" or to have been able to answer the question, I
> > hope that I can still be an asset to this group.
> > I appreciate Michael Mojher leaving a comment on 52 Weeks in Slovakia,
> > suggesting that I come join the group. Thank you for having me.
> > Allan Stevo
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