Archive for August 2014

Through Ukrainian Eyes

Through Ukrainian Eyes
Finding a Ukrainian in Chicago wasn’t hard. Finding one who would talk to me about Ukraine was a bit dicier. Until I met George. Months before the crisis in Ukraine erupted, a friend introduced us. Over drinks, I asked George why ┬áthe older Ukrainian Village shop and restaurant owners always kept their distance from me... Read more »

Through Russian Eyes

Through Russian Eyes
When I started this blog, my intention was to give people around the world a voice. My pledge to them was not to judge or dispute their views, no matter how difficult it may be to hear what they say. Alex, a software engineer in Russia, reminded me of that pledge. For years, Alex has... Read more »

Aloft in the Netherlands

Aloft in the Netherlands
Herman is a young Dutchman living in a small city called Zaltbommel with his girlfriend and his dog. During the week, he works in a postal company office. On the weekends, he pursues his interest in historic aviation. That interest is how I connected with Herman. For many years, I have been a member of... Read more »
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Harmony in South India

Harmony in South India
Nandita is a young woman who lives in the south of India. An administrator at an international school in Chennai (formerly Madras), she likes to travel, listen to music, and read in her free time. A devotee of Indian fine arts, she has done voiceovers for live and prerecorded theater performances. I met Nandita on... Read more »