1. What the Pope was Asked and What He Said

    In Ukraine there are those who ask for the courage of surrender, of the white flag. But others say that this would legitimize the strongest. What do you think? “It's an interpretation. But I believe that those who see the situation, those who think about the people, those who have
  2. Russian demands to Ukraine: Top presidential aide unveils shocking details

    Wall Street Journal’s article about the Russia ’s demands to Ukraine at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, commented by Advisor to the Head of the Presidential Office, Mykhailo Podolyak, on his Telegram on March 1. “There were no real opportunities to negotiate” at the time,
  3. Support for Ukraine

    “It is rare to have a chance to halt a war of aggression and prevent a genocidal occupation at zero risk and with the loss of zero soldiers. That level of moral clarity, available once in any political lifetime, ought to be reason enough to act.” Timothy Snyder Jan 26
  4. War and Peace and Insurrection

    We read classic literature both for pleasure and to better understand the human condition. A scene depicted in Tolstoy's masterpiece bears an eerie similarity to today's news, and illuminates the plea we heard last week from President Biden. I write about it here: War and Peace a
  5. War and Peace: On Hoth! All shot practically using figures, cotton wool snow and a few rocks from the garden. #battleofhoth #hoth #starwarstheempirestrikesback #theempirestrikesback #toyphotography #actionfigurephotography #acba #miniaturephotography #starwarsfanart #starwarsphotog
  6. Browse

    Data suggests that bookstores are not- - and haven't been-- the center of the book trade: "The Dedicated Bookstore Predicament" @azleslie Still, I love them... (Plus- Tolstoy) “Those of us who read because we love it more than anything, feel about bookstores the way some people fe