The Long, Long, LONG road to Varna

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My wife Liuba is from Omsk, and many hard, frozen, poverty-stricken years there did nothing to damage her health.But all it took was four winters amid the belching smokestacks and poisoned atmosphere of Moscow for her to contract a chronic bronchial infection. During her last two years in the megapolis, often amid endless bleak rains that more and more prevail there because of climate change, our apartment was … Read the rest

Happiness And The Book Of The Dark

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I am blessed by the fact that my students and other friends are always sending me interesting things to read. One I got recently was an excellent article by a writer I hadn’t heard of named Cody Delistraty on the theme of what he termed the “relentless, competitive” quest for ‘Happiness” and how people today often make themselves miserable trying to obtain it.

I use the word “obtain” … Read the rest

That Raspberry Face

Content 18+ I can remember my undergraduate days more than a half century ago and sitting with friends until the wee hours having philosophical discussions about things like 'God'. The memory grows fuzzy, but it seems to me that we gave God at least a 50-50 chance of existing. Maybe, mixed in with the residue of an upbringing that took the reality of Heaven and Hell for granted, we were … Read the rest

Being Online All The Time – Advantage Or Lack Of Self-Esteem?

Content advisory 14+ How does being online affect your mind? It is quite evident that many people across the world spend their entire days on the internet. The question as to why being online all the time is good has become so common today. Let see how this affects our lives.

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We can’t deny the fact that internet has become part of our existence, thanks to technology that has made … Read the rest

The Strange Hero Beside Me

Content advisory 18+ A good question is this: how much do we really want to know about the people we have the highest regard for? This can include our parents, husbands and wives, the president of the country, the highest priests, and all our favorite football heroes and film stars. It could include Jesus Christ himself.


Assuming there ever was a real man Jesus -- the one many worship as … Read the rest

The Remains Of The Crash

Контент 18+ Once upon a time back in the old days of the Wild West in America, there was a white man and a black man who had been caught while trying to rob a bank. Naturally, according to the judgment of the day, they were sentenced to be hanged. They waited in their cell for the hour of doom. But while the white man grew increasingly agitated, the black … Read the rest

If you seek Eldorado…

Контент 16+ I wonder how many people spend their lives searching for TRUTH. Probably not many. For most, it likely dissolves once they are past the undergraduate level -- when things like money, career, and status become more important. For others, I suppose it becomes rather like a lifelong obsession. Yet whether the candle of idealism burns out when we are young or old or never at all, it seems … Read the rest