Learning to learn from those who have been taught. Observations from Kyiv

The news hasn’t changed much since I left Kyiv last week. It remains a tense standoff, without clear directions as to how to defuse it, with prospects for resolution developing along vectors that include splitting apart the country, massive damage and loss of life, civil war or financial and/or governmental collapse. Meanwhile, the country muddles…

If this is truly Good vs. Evil, how could so many be on the sidelines?

A number of people have asked for a little ‘tutorial’ about the background, particularly political, of how things got this way. It truly is a complex, multifaceted and dynamic situation, so no one would be well-served with any source that purported to explain it all in just a click. Some good background for English speakers…

Dispatches from Maidan

It had been a long trip home, but we were almost there. As we crossed the creek and headed toward the Mill, a couple deer crossed the road, timid sentries along the outskirts of our little place in the woods. Our three dogs noisily acknowledged our arrival, having been patrolling the area in our absence….

EuroMaidan Dreamin’

We got out of the Holler for Christmas and met some folks we hadn’t seen since our days in Kyiv. Unlike many, they were quite aware of what had been going on with EuroMaidan. Their sincere question was “How is all this affecting the people you’ve known for all these years?” The question is probably…