I sat and dreamt of yellow colored trees Whilst writing lines of poetry upon it’s leaves Fall fast approaching was abundantly clear My Mingling thoughts scattered far and near I rose and pondered the reflecting water My mind engaged in intelligent fodder Fallacy fixates as the heart grows fonder I strode observing my mountainous opine … More I Sat, I Rose, I Strode, Be Still
The Cold Door of Despair Silently she stood at the cold door of despair Hearing her plea would they possibly care Within the laughter it seemed so near Standing silently, tattered garments fluttering in the breeze None would know as she fell to her knees She watched intently through tear streaked eyes What she heard truly … More The Cold Door of Despair
Quietly Waiting in Silence Sitting at the doorsteps I heard three little knocks. The first one says: May I have shelter? Silence The second one said: I’m hungry, will you feed me? Silence The third on asked asked: Will I be free here? Silence As quietly as they all knocked so did the closing of … More Quietly Waiting in Silence
Humility It will not be your vote nor mine That will save America this time What She truly lacks Is what America needs to take it back Morals, values, and humility should be at hand If America really wants to take back it’s land
Humility Humility is the solace of dreams not yet dreamed, brought by the nature of a babbling brook speaking softly into the ears of all who will hear.
Learning Lessons about Life Okay, okay so it wasn’t quite like this, but we will find out soon enough the state and condition of our step-daughter. But first let me back up a bit, last summer we decided it was time she began to live on her own. While we were in the countryside it … More Weddings, Winters, and Whoa’s – Big Dowries for Beautiful Daughters
The heart of man, can only be changed, by the Spirit of God To truly understand this follow the link below. Picture source: http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/breaking-bad/28051/breaking-bad-capitalism-and-spiritual-bankruptcy
Moral Bankruptcy is not a condition of the mind, but of the heart
Any Man can become rich, yet remain spiritually bankrupt
Part II Hospital #7 where I was operated on and stayed for five days It ain’t the Hilton I must say of all the places where I could have been operated on I’m very thankful that it happened at Hospital #7 in Kazan. But a hospital stay in Russia is very different then one in … More Threading the Needle – A Tatarian woman and Russian woman
Part I This picture doesn’t come close to showing how high tech the operating room was, where I had my surgery Walking the Green Mile For the last week I’ve been out of commission because I was in for surgery. The hospital I had my operation at had some of the most high tech equipment … More Threading the needle- A Story about Russian Medicine
Thoughts of an Expat Invasions USA 71 vs RU 14 Recently I was on another Social media website other than Facebook, it’s one that is very popular here in Russia. My wife called my attention to it and I was quite surprised. Do we ever question how often our own countries invade other countries? … More Thoughts of an Expat – Invasions USA 71 vs RU 14
The Horrors of War Nobody knows the horrors of war better then Russia. It was only after I first arrived in Russia that I began to understand the magnitude of how World War II effected Russia. It seemed at that time everyone I spoke to had at least one member if not multiple family members … More Why “War” isn’t the answer. It’s better to bring a “Gift” not a gun.
Thoughts of an Expat In Merriam Webster’s dictionary tolerance is defined in two different ways first, the willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own. The second is the ability to accept, experience, or survive something harmful or unpleasant. Many respected men have quoted about being tolerant. Here are just … More The War Drums of Tolerance and Morality
I would like to preface this post by saying that I’m not trying espouse any political agenda nor state my own religious beliefs with the following article. What I did find fascinating is the idea that a country’s values can change and swing to polar opposites as can be seen here. I’m also betting that … More Quietly in Russia “God” Speaks
Seeing the world as it really is! Or not? The World as we see it now When I saw the following video it really made me think. Are the things that we commonly hold to be truth really just that, the truth? What if things are actually different? Would it shake your world? Are we … More Thoughts of an Expat II
Santa Found Partying in Finland I did a post several weeks ago about the whereabouts of Santa’s real residence with the promise of doing an investigation of his possible outsourcing of manufacturing gifts to China and other countries. It was very curious since finding his real residence was a very tedious job. It seems that … More Did Santa shoot and eat all the reindeer and fire all the elves? – A follow up on Santa’s whereabouts
Thoughts of an Expat Winters here are dire indeed But creative thoughts they do not impede From wildest I came I felt dumb Forever cast in the feeling of numb I Wandered through the world I’d seen Looking and wondering what could they have “being” Sometimes my senses become em-blazed To the crazed, senseless, mindless, … More Thoughts of an Expat
This question needed some answers since in a earlier post both Canada and Russia seem to lay claim to the physical address of Santa. But something very curious happened as I began to investigate this man’s whereabouts. See it seems that he has multiple residences and even has his own village in Finland, now I … More So where does Santa Claus live anyway?
It seems that our favorite action hero has now been accused of being an utter drunk. The very man that personified the ultimate playboy has been shot down, no pun intended by doctors in the United Kingdom. Is Ian Fleming turning in his grave over this? Would his arch enemies like “Jaws” or maybe “LeChiffre” … More U.K. Doctors call James Bond a Drunk – Russian Doctors call him a Wussie?
This is the story of sifting through the maze of what it takes to get a permanent visa in Russia. I must admit that the process of finally receiving this document is challenging which requires effort and tenacity. Much of which is boring and just a lot of paperwork. But in the midst of all … More The Maze of the “Drug Urinalysis” Tale