Flag Of Russia

People of Russia and Crimea – My Experiences

My experience with Russian and Crimean people has always been positive. This hospitality is deeply embedded in their culture and moral values. People Who Are Strangers There are categories of relationships that define how people treat you in Russia and Crimea. I have found these categories of people hold across all the areas of the former Soviet Union that I […]

Read more
Crimean sign Krim Russia

Russian Crimean Status in 2017

I see many articles in the West saying how bad things are on the Crimean peninsula, under Russia’s control. Closed businesses, crumbling infrastructure, poor treatment of Tatars, and families unable to visit each other due to the Russia/Ukraine border. All I can say from first hand experience is that it just is not so. Plight of the Tatars We see […]

Read more

Crimea Sunrise 2017

I am lucky enough to enjoy a sunrise in Crimea again. It has been a full year since I last enjoyed the weather and beautiful nature here. After sharing food and wine with family and friends last night, and enjoying a good night’s sleep in the fresh sea air, I am refreshed after the long journey. But morning comes early. Sunrise […]

Read more
Community Viewpoints Health Series

Community Viewpoints: Health Series

Community Viewpoints: A New Health Series This new set of articles is a series that focuses on the views of the health community. This health series focuses on topics like prescription drugs, medical devices, and health education. I usually Tweet on things like this, but 140 characters does not let me give complete community viewpoints.  As a result, I started this blog […]

Read more
Russian Education Graphic

A Story of a Boy – Russian Education

Is there really much of a difference between Russian education and American education? Let me tell you a story about a typical 9-year-old Russian boy. Here, we will call him Ivan (not his real name, to protect his identity). Russian Education of a Boy While I have been on the Crimean coast, I have spent time speaking with a 9-year-old boy. Ivan spends the […]

Read more
Internet Troll

Genius or Troll: Educated Ignorance

My last two posts have drawn the ire of a supposed Mensan. After my first post, he labeled me a “conspiracy nut” and after the second post he called me arrogant over my evaluation of the situation in Ukraine. He is “offended” because he is (supposedly) a Mensan and my post made reference to people who were educated but ignorant. I wasn’t […]

Read more
Newsroom

News Reports: Objective or Biased?

It seems there is an overwhelming belief that the news outlets in the US are based in “Free Speech” and, because of that, what they report to the American public is true, fairly unbiased, and not filtered by the government. Sure. This is another case of educated people remaining ignorant of what is going on around them, and believing everything […]

Read more
1 2