We Are Not Alone


A few weeks ago, I spent a considerable amount of time with relatives of mine who live around the world. Among the masses of our tribe, I caught up with an Israeli man living in Manila and a Russian woman now residing in Italy. Others were living in countries far from those of their birth. … More We Are Not Alone

Mirror Reflections – Vietnam & Russia


Vietnamese life is profoundly influenced by ancestor worship. Children learn at a very early age that they owe everything to their parents and their ancestors. Doing well in school and working hard honours one’s parents and the family name. Respect for parents and ancestors is extended to all elders, whose life experiences are valued. Marriage … More Mirror Reflections – Vietnam & Russia

Mbl bmecte/We are together


“We are Together” is an organization here in Kazan that is helping families either adopt or become foster parents. The organization itself  has different ways of supporting the adopting families such as support groups, Psychologists, consultations, and pre-adoption training and preparation.  The City of Kazan was very gracious in donating this building which will become … More Mbl bmecte/We are together