Theodosia (Teddy) Robertson

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I grew up in Mill Valley, California, lived in Poland, and studied Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University. I taught at University of Michigan-Flint since 1986 in the History Department. I retired 2012, but continue to love teaching, writing, and research. I still teach online. The picture on this blog was taken in at my 50th high school reunion in 2013. A joy to see so many again . . .

Monday, May 11, 2009

Meeting Friends

Here are some Polish friends of long standing. I was going to say "old friends," but who wants to go there??? I met Marta (top photo) in Poland in the 1970s when she was a young student. I was one of her English teachers. Today she is an architect with her own company in Krakow. I met Olek (center photo) in the 1980s when I was a grad student at Indiana University and he was a visiting professor. His specialty is the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz. He teaches in Jagiellonian University's program on Central European Studies. The Central European Studies program has students from the US and Europe in it. Marek, in the bottom photo, was a journalist in Krakow for many years. He's also a writer and poet---retired now but still publishing. It's wonderful that we can get together after so many years! All of these people (and more) will help in various ways when I come to Krakow in 2010 with UM-Flint students.

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful photos. And what a wonderful testimony to the enduring strength of friendships over the years. Your students will benefit from a rich harvest. Give my regards to Marek, one poet to another!