Blood Does Run Thick in Poland

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post for this blog entitled “Chinese Tattoos and Spirit(s).”  In that post, I concluded that whether we knew our ancestors or not, their spirit remains with us and helps to shape and define who we are both physically and psychologically.  I mentioned that I’ve been thinking about that …

Chinese Tattoos and Spirit(s)

Several years ago, I was on a trip with five of my friends from Houston, Texas to participate in an annual relay marathon.  It was something we had done several times and became a bit of a tradition and bonding experience for us.  This particular year, one of my friends had just gone through a divorce and …