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Re: I'm new here, and wanted to introduce myself

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  • allanstevo
    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. Allan www.52inSk.com
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 28, 2011
      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.
      > Gina
      > 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
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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